R&B singer Pleasure P arrested on DUI charge in Florida

Credit: Kristian Dowling

Credit: Kristian Dowling

Singer Pleasure P, of the rhythm and blues group Pretty Ricky, was arrested early Friday in Florida, accused of driving recklessly while intoxicated, WPLG reported.

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The singer, whose real name is Marcus Ramone Cooper, had been celebrating his 34th birthday, the Sun-Sentinel reported, citing a police report. Miami Beach police said the singer was driving more than 100 mph in a 45 mph zone, weaved between lanes and nearly crashed into another vehicle before authorities stopped him at 3:45 a.m., the newspaper reported.

Cooper was charged with resisting an officer without violence, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and reckless driving, WPLG reported.

While in custody, Cooper asked police to call a lawyer, rapper Flo Rida and former pro basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, the Miami Herald reported.

Cooper was released, but 13 hours later he recorded a video on Instagram, telling fans he was ready for "Round Two" of his birthday celebration, the newspaper reported.

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