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Enrique Iglesias gets handcuffed in Miami 2 days before birthday

FHP catches Latin superstar driving with a suspended license on I-95

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MIAMI – It was a Wednesday afternoon, during rush-hour traffic in Miami.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper said Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias was behind the wheel of a white Cadillac SUV when he failed to slow down for an emergency vehicle. 

Iglesias, the trooper said, was on the northbound express lanes of Interstate 95 near Northwest 62nd Street. The trooper turned on the siren and the lights.

During the traffic stop, Iglesias switched seats with Abel Tabuyo, the trooper said. Tabuyo, who is Iglesias tour manager, admitted to having switched seats, but said he didn't know why, the trooper said.

The FHP trooper handcuffed both of them, accused them of obstructing without violence and issued them notices to appear in court. They were free to go at a nearby park-and-ride lot.

Iglesias has three traffic citations pending: Violation of traffic control deviceDriving with a license that expired more than six months ago, and driving while a license was suspended.

Iglesias was two days away from celebrating his 40th birthday in Chiapas, Mexico, when the trooper issued the traffic tickets. And he could not catch a break.

A few weeks after the FHP incident, he was injured while grabbing a drone on stage in Tijuana, Mexico. His celebrity dad was reportedly hospitalized in New York due to a cardiac issue.

The Latin pop star was expected to perform at a show Friday in Mexico City.

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