Grand jury to decide Flavor Flav's fate in speeding case

Flavor Flav attends the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 2, 2008 in New York City.  (Bryan Bedder, Getty Images)
Flavor Flav attends the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 2, 2008 in New York City. (Bryan Bedder, Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/11 6:48 pm

Members of a New York grand jury have been tasked with deciding whether hip-hop veteran Flavor Flav should be indicted on traffic and drugs charges following an arrest in January.

The Public Enemy star, real name William Drayton, faces a count of speeding and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after his car was pulled over by police in Long Island, where he was due to attend his mother's funeral.

He was also slapped with a charge of marijuana possession.

Flavor Flav, who has pleaded not guilty to the accusations, returned to court in Nassau County on Friday, when his lawyer, Indji Bessim, revealed they had still yet to reach a plea deal with prosecutors.

She said, "(We are) just not prepared to take a felony plea today."

The case was subsequently handed over to a grand jury.

The 55-year-old rapper had previously expressed a desire to reach an agreement with authorities as the frequent flights from his home in Las Vegas to New York to attend the court hearings were becoming too costly.

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