Nas Arrested On DUI Charge In Georgia

By Allen Starbury  |  12/04/2009

NasNas was apparantly busted on a DUI charge back in September and was later released.

According to TMZ, the rapper (real name: Nasir Jones) was riding with his brother in Georgia in September, and was pulled over after police spotted his Cadillac Escalade truck driving erratically on the interstate.

During the routine stop, police smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle, and asked Nas to step out of the vehicle. He then performed a field sobriety test on Nas, which he failed and was subsequently arrested.

An arrest report said Nas had "droopy" eyes and was unable to fully complete several tasks, including standing on one leg.

The arresting officer described Nas at the time as having "redding of the conjunctiva in both eyes, rebound dilation in both eyes, a green tongue with raised taste buds, and his pulse was raised to 116 beats per minute."

He was taken to a nearby police station, where he was charged with one count of driving under the influence and released.

Nas reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana two hours prior to being pulled over. His brother (real name: Jabari Jones) was also arrested when police seized a bag of marijuana belonging to him.

While TMZ says he was cleared of the charges, other reports indicate that Nas is scheduled to appear in court at a future date.