Pablo Montero was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine and driving recklessly, according to police reports.
The Mexican singer and actor, whose legal name is Oscar Hernandez, was stopped by police about 1:30 p.m. Friday for allegedly running a red light in his white BMW sport utility vehicle and then making a left turn from a right-turn only lane. The arrest in Miami Beach came two days after Montero, 38, helped present nominees for this year’s Latin Grammy Awards at a press conference there. Montero was nominated for the category of regional Mexican song.
According to police, Miami Beach officers found a small clear bag in the car that that field tests showed to be cocaine. Montero allegedly told officers the bag belonged to him and not to a passenger driving with him, the police report stated.
An Attorney for Montero could not immediately be reached.
Montero and his girlfriend, Argentinean model Sandra Vidal, are expecting the imminent birth of their first child, a baby boy. Montero said in July he would take a break from his music projects to await the baby’s birth in Los Angeles.