Rapper Flavor Flav stopped for speeding, pot in NY

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Flavor Flav Court Appearance In Las Vegas
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 07: Rapper Flavor Flav appears at the Clark County Regional Justice Center during his arraignment on felony assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment charges on May 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The entertainer, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is accused of threatening his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butchers knife during an argument last October. Drayton is also facing a misdemeanor domestic violence battery charge. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — State police say rapper Flavor Flav was ticketed for speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother's funeral in suburban New York.

The rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was allegedly driving 79 mph in a 55 mph zone Thursday morning on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

Police say the Long Island native also had a small amount of marijuana, and had 16 suspensions on his license.

Police say he was released on an appearance ticket so he could attend the funeral for his mother, who died Dec. 31.

The rapper is due in court Jan. 28. The name of his attorney was not immediately available.

He was a member of Public Enemy, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.