Teairra Mari had a bad start to her weekend after the R&B singer was arrested Friday night (Aug 19) for driving under the influence. According to TMZ, Mari was arrested around 3:00AM after she rear-ended the car in front of her and was observed by police to be “intoxicated.”
After posting the $50,000 bond, Mari released the below statement, apologizing to the people she disappointed, but insist she did not “attack” the arresting officer as reported.
“Let me start by saying that this is a very embarrassing moment for me, I know that I’ve disappointed so many people including myself. I take full responsibility for my actions, but I absolutely did NOT “attack” a Beverly Hills police officer and I’m very confused by those allegations,” Mari States.
She continues: “I did have drinks and I misjudged the situation by driving myself home. I want to apologize to those that I endangered that night and also to the people that I’ve let down. I hope that this situation can save someone from making the dumb decision to drink and drive!”
Mari faces multiple charges – including DUI and assault on a police officer, reports TMZ.