Faith Evans arrested on drunken driving charge

In this Jan. 7, 2009 photo singer Faith Evans attends the premiere of "Notorious" in New York. The Grammy-winning Evans was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving, after being stopped in the Marina del Rey section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

August 22, 2010 6:02:06 PM PDT
Grammy-winning singer Faith Evans has been arrested after being stopped at a drunken driving checkpoint in the Los Angeles area.

Officer Cleon Joseph of the LAPD says the 37-year-old Evans was arrested Saturday night near Marina del Rey on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving. He says Evans was held for a few hours and released on bail Sunday morning. Her car was impounded.

The R&B singer is the widow of rapper Christopher Wallace, also known as the Notorious B.I.G. She won a Grammy in 1998 for the song "I'll Be Missing You."

A reality series chronicling Evans' life is reportedly in production, and a new album is scheduled for release in October.

A message left with Evans' agent Sunday was not immediately returned.