Yesterday The Journal News broke the news that Hip-hop musician Styles P is recovering from a broken leg he got suffered during a road rage confrontation in Greenburgh. Apparently Mr. P (aka David Styles) got cut off by a truck on the Saw Mill Parkway, proceeded to cut the truck off in return, then got out of his car and began hurling napkins at the window. Really, the truck driver had no choice but to hit the rearend of P’s car, then the door, and then P himself.
All of which only reinforces that, when it come to road rage, nobody can top Mount Kisco rapper DMX. A brief highlight reel of his highway hijinks:
<li>In 2004 DMX (aka Early Simmons) chased down someone who took his parking spot at JFK airport, crashed his SUV through a toll booth, and then dragged the man out of his car and began brandishing a billy club. [AllHipHop]
<li>Then a week later, after pleading guilty to DUI and reckless endangerment for the incident, he was arrested again for driving 104 on I-684. [Blender]
<li>In 2005 he caused a three-car pileup involving a police cruiser on the Major Deegan. He ended up serving 70 days on Rikers Island in November, but was released for good behavior by Decemeber 30. [MTV News]
<li>Earlier this year, on June 2, he was pulled over for speeding and cutting off a motorist in White Plains. Because he was driving with a suspended license, he was ordered to appear in court. He then failed to show up, an arrest warrant was issued, and bail was set for $25,000. Furious and refusing to post bail, he spent a night in White Plains jail. [SFGate]
<li>Finally, this October, NYC police pulled him over for driving his 2001 Chevy Suburban uninspected in Yonkers, and the car was impounded. [SFGate]
Oh Styles P, you’ve got a lot to learn yet. Lesson 1: Next time you rage against a trucker, remember to bring your billy club and a good lawyer.
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