After allegedly crashing his car earlier this year, rapper Mac Miller has officially been charged with a DUI.
Miller, 26, was arrested for an alleged DUI and hit and run in May, after crashing his Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon into a utility pole in the San Fernando Valley and then fleeing the scene, People reports. Authorities were able to identify Miller, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, after matching his license plates to his address, according to the outlet.
Police took Miller into custody at his home after administering a breathalyzer test, during which Miller was shown to have nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, TMZ reports. According to <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/17/mac-miller-arrested-dui-hit-and-run-crash/">TMZ</a>, Miller also confessed both to driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of the accident. He was later released after posting $15,000 bail.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has since charged Miller with one count of driving under the influence and another count of driving with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08 or higher, TMZ reports. Miller could face six months behind bars and a $1,000 fine if convicted, the outlet reports.
At the time of his initial arrest, authorities reportedly described Miller as “the most polite and nice intoxicated person we’ve ever seen,” according to TMZ’s law enforcement sources.
Miller opened up on how sobriety had changed him during a 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, commenting, “This planet has a certain gravity, man — it rises in the morning, it sets at night, and I never really followed that. But now I go to sleep at night and wake up in the day, and that’s been a beautiful balance in my life. Along with not feeling like sh-t.”
[Photo: Mac Miller performs live on stage during the second day of Lollapalooza Brazil Festival at Interlagos Racetrack on March 24, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. By Mauricio Santana/Getty Images]