Posted on Jan 12, 2009

Grammy Award-winning rapper "Eve" Jihan Jeffers pleaded no contest June 28 to driving with a BAC above the California legal limit of .08. She was stopped by the Los Angeles Police Department April 26 after being seen jumping the center median strip on Hollywood Boulevard. Under the plea agreement -- a single misdemeanor count -- the second charge of DUI was dropped by the Superior Court, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Rapper To Be Monitored With Bracelet

Jeffers must wear an alcohol-detection bracelet for 45 days, attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and a three-month alcohol education program. Jeffers had faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, said the AP.

After her plea, she was sentenced to 36 months of probation and a $390 fine. If the monitor reveals Jeffers had consumed alcohol, the initial 45-day period will begin again. If she tests positive for alcohol a second time, she will be sentenced to 10 days in the county jail. She must appear in court July 20 to prove she fulfilled the court’s edicts, according to the wire service.

This was handled like any other of our DUI cases," said Frank Mateljan, spokesman for the city attorney’s office. "This was an appropriate sentence, we believe, for the facts of this case."

Jeffers, a protégé of rapper Dr. Dre, won a Grammy Award in 2001 for the single "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," with Gwen Stefani. Her movie credits include "Barbershop.”
Bob Battle
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