Enrique Iglesias faces misdemeanor charges

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OK, we’ll give you the positive part: Enrique Iglesias is on the mend after a nasty confrontation with a drone during a concert in Tijuana, Mexico, last month.

The singer was forced to undergo reconstructive hand surgery after the bloody run-in. A rep at the time said in a statement to the AP: “During the show a drone is used to get crowd shots and some nights Enrique grabs the drone to give the audience a Point of View shot. Something went wrong and he had an accident,” the statement read. “He decided to go on and continued playing for 30 minutes while the bleeding continued throughout the show.”

But now for the not so great: Iglesias is facing misdemeanor charges of obstruction and driving with a suspended license in Miami, where he lives with longtime girlfriend, Anna Kournikova.

What happened: The “I Like It” crooner was pulled over during a traffic stop in Dade County shortly before his trip to Mexico after making alleged suspicious moves behind the wheel, Florida Highway Patrol officials said, reports NBC-6.

According to the police report, Iglesias was charged with three misdemeanor counts on what allegedly went down in the express lanes on the northbound lanes of I-95 between 62nd and 79th streets, near the power couple’s home.

Iglesias was traveling in a white Cadillac Escalade SUV; a trooper on duty saw it cross from the regular lanes into the express lanes, which were closed at the time, and clearly marked, troopers say. FHP says when the vehicle was stopped, the driver was seen jumping into the back seat and the passenger into the driver’s seat.

A cop observed the driver to be the global superstar, who was charged with obstructing an officer without violence, driving with an expired license, and knowingly driving with a suspended license. He invoked his Miranda rights and was released after signing an order to appear in court July 10.

As for the passenger who did the alleged switcharoo? Tour manager Abel Tabuyo waived his rights, saying he didn’t know why he traded places with the Spanish crooner, and entered a non-guilty plea, just as Iglesias did.

 

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