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Singer Faces DUI Arraignment

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Faith Evans (credit: AP)

Faith Evans (credit: AP)

LOS ANGELES (CBS 2) — Singer Faith Evans is set to be arraigned later this month on two misdemeanor DUI charges stemming from her August arrest at a drunken driving checkpoint near Marina del Rey.

The Grammy-winning entertainer was arrested at a checkpoint at Washington and Lincoln boulevards, according to the LAPD.

She was held for about four hours and released. Her car was also impounded, authorities said.

The 37-year-old singer was once married to rapper Christopher Wallace, also known as The Notorious B.I.G., and she won a Grammy in 1998 for her tribute to Wallace called “I’ll Be Missing You.”

In 2004, Evans and record company executive Todd Russaw were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine after a traffic stop in an Atlanta suburb. As a result, the two ended up spending 13 weeks in an addiction treatment program.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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