Rapper Flavor Flav has been arrested in New York after police officers spotted him driving on a suspended licence. New York State troopers pulled the Public Enemy star, real name William Drayton, over for speeding in Long Island on Thursday morning (09Jan14) and the discovered he had 16 suspensions on his licence. He was arrested for felony aggravated unlicensed operation and traffic violations and released so he could attend his mother's funeral. Anna Drayton died on New Year's Eve (31Dec13). He is booked to appear at Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead at a later date. The arrest is the latest legal woe for the rapper - in 2012, he was arrested following a fight at his home in Las Vegas and in 2011, he was taken into custody after police discovered he had four outstanding warrants stemming from traffic violations.