DJ Clue arrested on drug, traffic charges in NYC

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NBC New York – Celebrity deejay and radio personality DJ Clue was arrested on drug- and traffic-related charges after police stopped him at a checkpoint in lower Manhattan Wednesday morning and found he was driving with a suspended license, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.

DJ Clue, whose real name is Ernesto Shaw, was driving a black Range Rover with New Jersey plates when he was stopped at the checkpoint on Varick Street at about 2 a.m.

Police checked his driving record and found the 39-year-old deejay was driving with a license that had been suspended eight times, according to law enforcement sources.

When police went to arrest him on the suspended license charge, they searched him and found three pills wrapped in tin foil, law enforcement sources said.

DJ Clue was taken into custody and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operator.

An e-mail sent to a representative was not immediately returned. Information on an attorney wasn’t immediately available.

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