Miami, FL- Kat Dahlia, who is known for blending hip hop rhythms with R&B and Cuban beats, was arrested early Tuesday for intoxicated driving and resisting arrest, Miami Police reported.
Police pulled Dahlia, whose real name is Katriana Huguet, over in Miami Beach around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the arrest affidavit, police pulled Dahlia over after they observed her speeding down Alton Road with her headlights out. Police say she was driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.
The arrest affidavit states that when the officer approached the car they noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The officer then noticed that the female rapper’s eyes were bloodshot and her speech was “heavily slurred,” NBC Miami reported.
She was asked to exit her vehicle, a Nissan Altima, but she said she couldn’t because she was wearing a swimsuit. The officer gave her a few moments to cover up and when she exited the car she had to lean on the hood to steady herself.
When the officer asked her to perform sobriety tests she became combative and began to cuss him out.
“You only assume I might be drunk because I forgot to turn my headlights on and I’m a speeder,” Dahlia said, according to the affidavit as reported by NBC.
She got increasingly angry and refused to submit to the sobriety tests. After the officer told her she was under arrest, Dahlia refused to put her hands behind he back and instead tensed them up in the front, telling the officer he couldn’t place her under arrest, the affidavit stated.
The officer had to force her hands behind her back so he could place her in handcuffs. Once at police station Dahlia refused to answer questions needed for the arrest report.
Dahlia has been charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest without violence, but she just one of the few musicians to face DUI charges this past year.
In April of this the bassist for popular rock band Three Doors Down, Robert Todd Harrell was arrested for DUI after causing a fatal traffic accident. Harrell clipped a pickup truck in Nashville sending the vehicle into a guardrail. The truck then plunged down an embankment where it rolled over several times.
The driver of the truck, 47 year-old Paul Shoulders, was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Harrell stopped a few miles away from the accident scene after crashing into a retaining wall. He failed several sobriety tests and later admitted he had one drink and was taking a Loratab, a powerful painkiller and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. To make matters worse for Harrell he was caught trying to smuggle a bag of prescription pills into the jail after his arrest.
In March, rapper Too Short and legendary goth-rocker Peter Murphy were also arrested for DUI in Los Angeles. Too Short attempted to flee police, but was quickly apprehended. Peter Murphy was slapped with possession of methamphetamines, but that charge was later dropped.