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Teairra Mari: Sparks and smoke trail reality TV star driving drunk in car missing a wheel, cops say

Authorities in New York say a reality television star was arrested after police pulled her over for allegedly driving while intoxicated in a vehicle missing one of its wheels.

According to Page Six, Teairra Mari, known for her appearances on “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” is accused of driving her car through the Queens-Midtown tunnel early Saturday morning after the 2014 Dodge Charger’s front passenger-side wheel fell off.

The 31-year-old’s vehicle was reportedly shooting off sparks and emitting smoke by the time pursuing officers were able to stop her.

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Reports indicate she finally pulled over in Long Island City and officers from the Bridge and Tunnel Authority administered a breath test for alcohol. She allegedly registered higher than 0.3, or more than three times the legal driving limit.

Nevertheless, source say she attempted to trade on her fame, telling police that she happened to be a celebrity.

In addition to her car lacking the mechanism mandated in court following an earlier arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, police further say Mari did not have a driver’s license.

She is expected to face criminal charges including DWI, operating a motor vehicle without a license, violating a court order, illegal window tint, and illegally operating a vehicle.

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[Featured image: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello]