When rapper-turned-TV star Ice-T didn’t show up for work on time for “Law & Order: SVU” on Wednesday, he apparently had a pretty good reason. Yahoo News reports that he was arrested for allegedly skipping a toll payment at New York’s George Washington Bridge.
He “was pulled over early Wednesday morning by Port Authority police in New York City after he tried crossing into the E-ZPass lane when he didn’t have a transponder,” the story reports. “Ice-T (real name Tracy Lauren Marrow) was zipping by in his brand-new red McLaren sports car when he was spotted by cops. He was on his way to set when he was stopped.”
TMZ adds: “Our sources say cops discovered the McLaren was not registered, so they arrested him for evading the toll and gave him a ticket for the unregistered vehicle. Not shockingly, the exotic car was spotted by passersby on the road.”
Ice-T, 60, plays a cop on “SVU,” the report notes.
TMZ also reports: “Ice-T tells us he simply forgot to bring his E-Z Pass with him. He has 7 of them in his other cars, but didn’t have it in the brand new McLaren … which he says was just shipped from California.”
Ice-T commented on the incident on Twitter — you can see his tweet below …