Singer Plea­sure P ar­rested for DUI

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Local - By Linda Trischitta [email protected] sun­sen­, 954-356-4233 or Twit­ter @Lin­daTrischitta

He’s known as Plea­sure P of the R&B group Pretty Ricky, and Mi­ami Beach po­lice have ac­cused him of driv­ing reck­lessly while in­tox­i­cated Fri­day along the MacArthur Cause­way.

Mar­cus Ra­mone Cooper, 34, had been cel­e­brat­ing his birth­day, he told po­lice. They say he was driv­ing over 100 mph in a 45 mph zone, weaved be­tween lanes and nearly crashed into an­other car be­fore he was stopped at 3:45 a.m. in front of the Jun­gle Is­land at­trac­tion.

As an of­fi­cer was hand­cuff­ing him, Cooper iden­ti­fied him­self as Plea­sure P of Pretty Ricky. Cooper asked to speak with his lawyer, a po­lice su­per­vi­sor, re­tired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and singer-song­writer Flo Rida, the ar­rest re­port said.

Cooper, who gave po­lice an ad­dress for a UPS store in Davie, re­fused to par­tic­i­pate in a field so­bri­ety test, the re­port said.

At the sta­tion, Cooper’s breath test mea­sured .17, which is more than dou­ble the state le­gal limit of .08 for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.

Cooper faces charges of re­sist­ing an of­fi­cer with­out vi­o­lence, driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence, driv­ing with a sus­pended li­cense with knowl­edge and reck­less driv­ing. He was re­leased from a Mi­ami-Dade county jail on Fri­day.

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