R+B star Gerald Levert was arrested early Friday (25FEB05) during a
confrontation with police at a traffic intersection in downtown Cleveland,
Levert, 38, was cited on charges of driving under the influence and
impeding the flow of traffic. Levert was arrested for obstructing official
business, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, says police
Lieutenant WAYNE DRUMMOND.
The arrest charges were under review Friday as Levert remained in jail.
Levert was driving one of two cars that stopped near where another
motorist had been pulled over for speeding at 12.45am. As people in both cars
approached police for an explanation why the driver had been stopped, they were
told to leave, but
refused, report police.
Drummond says Levert became angry and shoved an officer, who used pepper
spray on the singer to subdue him.