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Pitbull Goes to Court Over Second DUI, Claims Innocence

Miami rapper Pitbull went to court on Wednesday, July 8, in order to settle DUI charges stemming from a December 2007 arrest on the Palmetto Expressway.

The rapper, born Armando Perez, was released on $1,000 bond, and faces jail time if convicted of the DUI, which is his second.

Pitbull issued a statement today, in which he stated “The reports that are circulating in the media regarding my DUI trial are inaccurate and incomplete. I’ve chosen to take this case to trial to make sure justice is served.”

The bilingual MC, best known for his club hits ‘Culo,’ and ‘Shake’ claims that his arrest, after being pulled over doing 93 mph on the Miami expressway, was “erroneous.”

According to the police report, the arresting officers smelled alcohol on his breath and requested that he agree to a series of sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed with flying colors, though his blood content was not publically disclosed.

“Mr. Perez is currently in trial defending himself against the untrue and greatly overblown allegations,” said Pitbull’s attorney. “We intend to finish this trial in the next day and with a favorable result.”

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