Ky-Mani Marley was detained and charged in Florida, United States, for driving while his licence was suspended. Marley, an actor and musician, is the son of the iconic reggae musician Bob Marley. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album, Many More Roads in 2001 and starred in the 2002 film, Shottas.
On Thursday, officers from the Pembroke Pines Department pulled over Marley while conducting a traffic stop, during which he was arrested. According to the Jamaica Gleaner, the 46-year-old was attempting to post bail last night.
Senior Public Information Officer at the Broward Sheriff Office Public Information Office, Carey Codd, advised on Friday that based on jail records, Marley was no longer in custody.
An individual’s first offence of driving with a suspended licence in Florida is classified as a second-degree misdemeanour and carries a maximum penalty of US$500 in fines and 60 days in prison. When that person commits a second offence, they face a fine of up to $1,000 and a one-year prison sentence.
Nonetheless, a third-degree felony charge may be brought against that person after their third conviction, which results in a $5,000 fine and up to five years in prison.