Pop star in head-on collision with drunk driver


American rapper Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, famously known by his stage name Macklemore, was in a car accident over the weekend involving a drunken driver.

On Friday night, in his home state of Washington, the 34-year-old was driving his Mercedes when he was struck head-on by a drunken pickup truck driver.

Fortunately, the rapper was not injured in the crash but one of his two passengers was treated for a minor cut to the head.

The pickup driver, whose identity has not been released, banged his head into the windshield and was left unconscious and bleeding, police told TMZ. The driver later told officers he drank “a while back” and, when questioned about how much he had had to drink, the man answered, “5 o’clock,” according to reports.

The driver was treated at a local hospital and will be charged with a DUI, according to police.

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