Enrique Iglesias Has Been Arrested In Florida 5 years ago

Enrique Iglesias Has Been Arrested In Florida

Enrique Iglesias was reportedly arrested in Florida and charged with obstruction of justice. 

The Hero singer is due to appear in court on July 10th after he was pulled over in Florida while driving in a closed express lane.


LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06:  Recording artist Enrique Iglesias attends The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/WireImage)
The arrest was made in May. 

The star was charged with two misdemeanors - obstruction without violence and driving with an expired licence.

E! News obtained a Florida Highway Patrol arrest affidavit which stated that Enrique and a second male switched seats as the police approached with sirens on.

The affidavit states that the 40-year-old singer "jumped from inside the driver's seat onto the rear passenger's seat" and his male passenger, Abel Tabuyo, "jumped from the front passenger's seat onto the driver's seat."

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: Enrique Iglesias onstage accepting award during the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic)
The singer won Best Latin Album at this year's Billboard awards.

His friend, who "stated he does not know why he switch (sic) seats" with the Heartbeat singer, was also charged with obstruction without violence.

Both men were handcuffed pending the officer's investigation but were released after they signed documents to appear in court later this month.


MIAMI - JUNE 16:  Tennis player Anna Kournikova and singer Enrique Iglesias leave Big Pink restaurant during the early morning hours on June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)
The singer with former girlfriend Anna Kournikova. 

According to local affiliate NBC6, the pair pleaded not guilty. Enrique has yet to comment on the allegations.