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Singer Faith Evans arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

August 22, 2010 | 11:39 am

R&B singer Faith Evans was arrested late Saturday after she was stopped at a drunken driving checkpoint near Marina del Rey, according to police.

The Grammy Award-winning songstress was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving at 10:40 p.m. at a checkpoint at Washington and Lincoln boulevards, according to Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Evans, 37, is the widow of rapper Christopher Wallace, also known as Notorious B.I.G. She won a Grammy in 1998 for the song, “I’ll Be Missing You.”

In 2004, Evans and her current husband, record company executive Todd Russaw, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine after a traffic stop near Atlanta and spent 13 weeks in rehab.

Evans, a mother of four, has lived in Venice Beach and is reportedly launching a comeback after a five-year hiatus. Upcoming projects includes a reality series “It’s All About Faith” and an album due in October. She was supposed to be shooting a video in Venice Beach on Sunday, according to bossip.com.

-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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