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Drake's dad cited for losing control of car

Drake's musician father Dennis Graham has received a traffic citation after crashing his car into the side of a building in Memphis, Tennessee.

The veteran, a former drummer for Jerry Lee Lewis, lost control of his Jaguar XK8 on Thursday night (12Feb15) when he accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake and smashed into a street sign, before rolling into a nearby apartment building.


Graham was unable to locate the building manager so he drove home and returned on Friday morning (13Feb15), when he found police assessing the damage.


He was cited for failing to maintain proper control and Graham has since blamed his bulky Timbaland boots for causing the accident, after getting his shoe stuck under the brake peddle.


He tells TMZ.com, "I will never drive in those (shoes) as long as I live."


The damage to the car is estimated to have cost Graham's insurance representatives around $400 .