Former rapper and television star Flavor Flav was arrested yesterday in Hempstead, New York for driving with 16 suspensions on his driver’s license.

The 54 year old, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., was caught driving 79 mph in a 55 mph zone. When the police searched his black Hyundai, they also discovered a small amount of marijuana.

As it turns out, Drayton was on his way to his mother’s funeral.

He was ultimately arrested for felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, booked, and then released without bail so that he could attend the ceremony.