Singer/actress Teairra Mari faces multiple charges stemming from a DUI arrest on the weekend.
According reports by TMZ, the 23-year-old was driving a silver Infiniti through Beverly Hills at around 3:00 AM Friday morning (August 19), when she rear-ended a car in front of her. Upon arrival, police officers observed “signs of intoxication” from the singer, and arrested her. According to a bystander, the singer could barely stand.
Reports also suggest the singer assaulted the police officer after she resist arrest.
Mari now faces charges including DUI and assault on a police officer.
Her bail is set at $50,000.
Teairra Mari has since issue a statement.
Read her full statement below.
Let me start by saying that this is a very embarrassing moment for me, I know that I’ve disappointed so many people including myself. I take full responsibility for my actions, but I absolutely did NOT “attack” a Beverly Hills police officer and I’m very confused by those allegations. I did have drinks and I misjudged the situation by driving myself home. I want to apologize to those that I endangered that night and also to the people that I’ve let down. I hope that this situation can save someone from making the dumb decision to drink and drive!