Macklemore in trouble for suspended licence

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August 04, 2017
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SEATTLE (AP):

Authorities in Washington state say the rapper, Macklemore, has been cited for driving on a suspended licence over an unpaid ticket.

Seattle news station KCPQ-TV reported Wednesday that the citation came after Macklemore's sedan was struck by a pickup truck north of Seattle last Friday.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said Macklemore, whose real name is Benjamin Haggerty, wasn't injured. She said he has since paid the ticket and his licence is no longer suspended.

Axtman said the 24-year-old driver of the pickup was injured and taken to a hospital. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The Seattle-based Macklemore is known for his top-charting 2012 song Thrift Shop with Ryan Lewis. The duo swept the rap Grammys in 2014.