Rapper Too Short Arrested for DUI, Drugs

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Rapper Too Short was arrested early Wednesday in Hollywood on suspicion of drunk driving and drug possession, police said.

too-short-picThe entertainer, 46, whose real name is Todd Anthony Shaw, was pulled over around 3 a.m. near Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue.

According to celebrity website TMZ, police tried to administer a breathalyzer test, and the rapper tried to run away.

Then, after he was apprehended, he reportedly tried to dump narcotics in the back of the police cruiser.

In 2009, Too Short was arrested twice on suspicion of DUI and other charges in Las Vegas.

A year later, he was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges after a performance at a nightclub in Idaho.

Too Short, who was born in Oakland, is considered one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop, with hits including “Blow the Whistle” and “The Ghetto.”

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