Entertainer Flavor Flav, left, standing with attorney Todd Greenberg, speaks with reporters after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Mineola, N.Y. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, Jr., was arrested in January, 2014 while racing to his mother's funeral on Long Island. A judge in Nassau Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Flav to time served, essentially the time he was in custody following the arrest. He was fined $3,600. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

Flavor Flav pleads guilty in Long Island court over 2014 traffic stop

MINEOLA (WABC) —
Entertainer Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty in suburban New York to one count of unlicensed aggravated operation of a motor vehicle.

He was arrested in January 2014 while racing to his mother’s funeral on Long Island.

A judge in Nassau Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Flav to time served, essentially the time he was in custody following the arrest. He also must pay a fine of a little over $3,600.

Prosecutors had wanted a sentence of six months as part of a plea deal.

Flav’s real name is William Drayton. He thanked his attorney and a state trooper who took him to his mother’s graveside service after his arrest.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 with the rap group Public Enemy.

Entertainer Flavor Flav, left, standing with attorney Todd Greenberg, speaks with reporters after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Mineola, N.Y. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, Jr., was arrested in January, 2014 while racing to his mother's funeral on Long Island. A judge in Nassau Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Flav to time served, essentially the time he was in custody following the arrest. He was fined $3,600. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
Entertainer Flavor Flav, left, standing with attorney Todd Greenberg, speaks with reporters after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Mineola, N.Y. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, Jr., was arrested in January, 2014 while racing to his mother’s funeral on Long Island. A judge in Nassau Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Flav to time served, essentially the time he was in custody following the arrest. He was fined $3,600. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
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