Rapper charged with drink-driving

Rapper charged with drink-driving

British rapper Professor Green has been charged with drink-driving following an incident in south-east London, it has emerged - only hours after a Hollywood actor was charged with the same offence in New Zealand.

Professor Green, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and perverting the course of justice in November and has now been charged with the drinking offence.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said on Tuesday: "Stephen Manderson, aged 30, of Tyrwhitt Road, has this evening been charged with drink-driving following an incident on November 3 in Tyrwhitt Road. He will appear on bail at Bromley Magistrates' Court on March 20."

The news comes after Chris Pine, who starred as a CIA agent in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and plays Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek movies, was charged with drink-driving after he was stopped during a routing check near the town of Methven.

Police said they charged the 33-year-old on March 1 for driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit, which in New Zealand is .08%.

Pine is due to appear in court on Monday.

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