Nate Dogg's being accused of making like a pit bull.

The Prodigal Son rapper was busted this morning in Los Angeles for threatening to deep-six his estranged wife, the California Highway Patrol confirms.

A CHP spokesman tells E! News that police received a 911 call from the Dogg's spouse claiming the 38-year-old emcee (real name: Nathaniel Hale) had threatened to kill her and was chasing her in his car northbound on Interstate 405.

"Officers moved to intercept and stopped both the victim and Mr. Hale," the CHP rep said. "Subsequent investigations supported her statement and fears." The agency did not identify Dogg's missus by name.

The rapper was taken into custody around 8:30 and booked at the L.A. County Medical Ward of the Twin Towers jail on one count of making terrorist threats and another for driving with a suspended license.

No word what he was being treated for, but once he's given the all-clear by doctors, Dogg will be transferred to the general inmate population in the main facility.

The Grammy-nominated hip-hopster was sentenced to probation in March for attacking an ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend two years ago.

Last December, he suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed on the left side of his body. However, doctors predicted that Dogg would make a full recovery. The MC is best known for his collaborations with such rap artists as Eminem, Ludacris and his cousin, Snoop Dogg.

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