Teairra Mari Facing Felony Charges For Driving While Intoxicated In NYC
Teairra Mari is facing being charged with a felony after being pulled over for driving while intoxicated in New York City last month.
The Love & Hip-Hop star was being charged with a misdemeanor but because she was already convicted of a DWI in 2011, prosecutors want to up her charge to a felony, TMZ reports. Mari was pulled over by police in June after she was spotted driving her Dodge Charger on three wheels with the bumper dragging on the ground. She reportedly smelled of alcohol at the time of the stop. Mari should not had been driving not only because she was intoxicated, but because she doesn’t have a license in good standing. Her license was either suspended or revoked when she was stopped.
Neither Mari or her lawyer, Jane Remler, have commented on this incident.
Mari publicly struggled with alcohol abuse on Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood and did a stint in rehab last year. After a sextape scandal with her then boyfriend Akbar, she relapsed. She was then caught in a legal battle with 50 Cent after he reposted the explicit video of Mari and Akbar on Instagram. Mari ended up losing that fight and it clearly affected her sobriety.