Ice-T arrested for passing the toll

adminOctober 24, 2018


Ice-T wants his fans to know that playing Det. Fin Tutuola does not remove it from the hook. The star of "Law and Order: SVU" was arrested in New York City for crossing the toll of a bridge without paying.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed to ET that, at approximately 6:56 am Wednesday, Ice-T, whose real name is Tracy Marrow, was approaching the George Washington Bridge when he was seen driving a new red sports car McLaren through an E-ZPass toll without paying. Ice-T was arrested and the police officers realized that he had not registered his new car.

Ice-T was charged with theft of services, issued a summons and was later released on his own recognizance. He was also issued a citation for not having plates and registration. A source told ET that Ice-T did not have an E-ZPass tag on his car. Ice-T told TMZ that he forgot to put one in his car.

Ice-T made it clear that he thought the punishment was a bit harsh for the crime. He tweeted a link to a TMZ article about the arrest and wrote: "The cops were a little bit more … I could have written a ticket … In and out … Moovin."

He then let his fans know that his star status did not help the situation. He said: "I love how people think because I only ACT as a policeman in SVU, I get a special treatment from real cops … hahaha".

It is not the first time that Ice-T is upset with the cops because of the driving related charges. In 2010, New York prosecutors dropped driving charges without a license against the actor and the musician, after it turned out that he did have a license in another state; Ice-T called it a "clerical error." The policeman who stopped Ice-T also stated that he was not wearing a seatbelt. At that time, Ice-T tweeted: "Some punk b *** h rookie cops … They made the arrest of this bull race ** t today, Arresting the Notorious Ice-T without a seatbelt".

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