HEMPSTEAD - Police say they arrested Flavor Flav in Hempstead this morning for speeding with a suspended license.

William Drayton, 54, also known as Flavor Flav, was arrested Thursday at about 9:30 a.m.

Police say they stopped a black Hyundai for going 79 mph in a 55 mph zone on the southbound side of the Meadowbrook State Parkway near the Southern State Parkway.

A license check revealed that he was operating with 16 suspensions on his license. Drayton was also allegedly carrying a small amount of marijuana.

Drayton was arrested for felony aggravated unlicensed operation and traffic violations.

Drayton was released on an appearance ticket in order to allow him to attend his mother's funeral.