UPDATED: 01/10/2019 4:15PM
We’ve all got that one friend we would call if we ever found ourselves in a tough spot, and for Pleasure P, that person is none other than Shaquille O’Neal. According to the former Pretty Ricky band member, who just turned 34 was busted on December 28th, 2018 for DUI, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and resisting an officer.
According to the police report Pleasure P, whose legal name is Marcus Ramone Cooper was seen weaving in and out of traffic at a speed estimated to be over 100MPH. According to the Miami Herald, a Miami Beach police officer observed Pleasure P’s SUV (which was illegally tinted, by the way) traveling 100 MPH in a 45 MPH zone in South Beach. The officer also reported that the singer almost crashed into another car because of his reckless driving.
The officers pulled him over because of the illegal tint on his vehicle’s windows and then immediately ordered out of the vehicle and he was taken into custody. Reports say that the singer and ‘Love & Hip Hop Miami’ cast member “reeked of alcohol” when pulled over. He also refused to perform any field sobriety tests.
The singer reportedly blew a .176 and then a .175 when given a breathalyzer test at the police station. That is twice the legal limit. Pleasure P told officers that he had been celebrating his birthday earlier in the evening.
He also reportedly demanded to speak with his attorney (good move) and call former basketball player Shaquille O’Neal. He also asked to call rapper Flo Rida. In case you were wondering, Why Shaq? The former NBA Miami Heat player was once a former Miami Beach reserve officer. As for Flo Rida…who knows? His requests to call his famous pals were denied.
He was charged with resisting an office without violence, driving under the influence, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license. Upon his release, Pleasure P took to social media to say that the officers who arrested him were lying. He said, “Hey, listen. I’m all about safe driving, all that stuff. Recklessly driving was I? Not at all, but people are gonna say what they want to say. The officer who pulled me over, he’s gonna say what he wants to say but that’s not the truth. And we still getting lit. Round two today, turn up.
Michael C. Borneo of Rispoli & Borneo P.C., serving Elizabeth, NJ, says, “It’s always imperative that the accused defendant convey to the judge and or jury how seriously the defendant takes drunk driving — in other words, it’s a serious matter.” Let’s see if Pleasure P decides to take his advice and show a little more reverence for the law.
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