Grammy-nominated R&B singer Frank Ocean has temporarily lost his driver's license and faces a charge of marijuana possession after being pulled over twice in the final two days of 2012 in California's Eastern Sierra Nevada for driving more than 90 mph in 65 mph zones.

Was he listening to Sammy Hagar? Sometimes that makes people drive too fast.

The Mono County Sheriff's Department said officers first stopped Ocean's black BMW on Dec. 30 as he was heading northbound on U.S. 395 near Keoughs. At that time, Ocean was cited for speeding.

The singer was pulled over again New Year's Eve at about 4:30 p.m. as he was heading southbound on U.S. 395 at about the same speed.

Maybe there's a problem with that road.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Jennifer Hansen said the second time, the deputy smelled marijuana while approaching the vehicle. Hansen said the deputy found a small bag of marijuana on the 25-year-old Ocean, whose legal name is Christopher Edwin Breaux. He was cited for marijuana possession.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Andrew Thompson said a CHP officer also gave the Beverly Hills resident a verbal warning about his speed and cited Ocean for driving with a suspended driver's license and having tinted front windows. Ocean's license was confiscated and a passenger who was traveling with the singer was allowed to drive the vehicle away, Thompson said.

Hopefully it wasn't Sammy Hagar.

Ocean's representative Heathcliff Berru declined to comment.


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