A judge has rejected a plea deal in comedian/actor Donnell Rawlings' driving while intoxicated case after he failed to show up for court. The Wire star, who was arrested following a traffic stop in New York in July (14), was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday (15Oct14), but missed the hearing because of work commitments in California, according to the New York Post.
Rawlings' lawyer was in court to enter the guilty plea as part of a deal, which would have required the star to complete a drunk driving program in California. His licence would also have been suspended for 90 days.
However, the judge rejected the deal, stating, "I want your client to appear like every other person facing criminal charges. There's a lot of busy people out there."
Comedian/actor Donnell Rawlings has turned down a plea deal in his driving while intoxicated case. The Wire Star, who was arrested following a traffic stop in New York last month (Jul14), appeared in court in New York on Wednesday (20Aug14), where he was offered a deal which included a $300 (GBP176) fine and 90-day driver's license suspension, according to the New York Post.
Lawyers for Rawlings rejected the deal because it could potentially bar him from travelling to Canada, where the charge is a felony.
Rawlings' next court date is set for 15 October (14).
Comedian/actor Donnell Rawlings has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in New York. The Wire star's vehicle was pulled over by cops when he was allegedly seen driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Friday (11Jul14), according to the New York Post.
He was taken into custody after registering at nearly twice the legal alcohol limit. No information on any charges was available as WENN went to press.