DMX’s estranged wife told RadarOnline.com that she’s happy the bust was made.
“It’s nice to know he’s alive and not on a drug binge somewhere,”
Tashera Simmons said,
DMX was pulled over by the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 2 am Friday and booked on charges of driving under the influence, driving without a license and not wearing a seatbelt.
He paid his $1,235 bail and was released, the Chicago Tribune reported.
His estranged wife said her “soon-to-be-ex and love of 25 years” had “blown off” a child support court hearing on Thursday, and “fled to South Carolina.” He is in arrears on support for their four children, she claims.
“I hope he gets the help he needs because his children and I need him to man up and be a father,”
DMX is currently at his home in South Carolina where he is focusing on his “upcoming album and acting roles,” his rep Nati Domenick told Reuters. DMX’s rep also insisted that he was not arrested for drunk driving. His client, he says, was quickly released after being given “a breathalyzer test and passing it.”