News: OutKast's Andre 3000 Arrested On Speeding Charges, Posts $1,200 Bail
Monday, Mar 30, 2009 5:00PM
OutKast's Andre 3000 was reportedly arrested over the weekend after driving over 100 miles per hour while in Georgia.
Early reports said the rapper was on his way to a celebration.
Andre 3000 was arrested Saturday (March 28) morning for driving 44 mph over the speed limit on Atlanta's Interstate 75. Andre was going 109 mph. His explanation was he was heading to a birthday party. His court date is set for April 29th. (Non Stop Info)
Upon being arrested, he reportedly posted bail avoiding an extended stay behind bars.
Arrested in his home state of Georgia this weekend, he was nailed for doing 109 mph in 65 mph zone. We're told Andre was taken to the Henry County Jail where he took a mugshot, posted $1,200 bail and was eventually released. (TMZ)
Local authorities explained the dangers behind speeding in Georgia.
"Traveling that fast along 75, you're passing people as if they're standing still," Henry County Police Captain Jason Bolton explained in a statement. "It's an accident waiting to happen." (WSB-TV)
Bolton is reportedly the officer responsible for arresting Andre 3000.
Bolton said he checked that speed on his laser device which showed 109 miles an hour. That's how fast a Henry County police officer says he clocked Andre Benjamin going early Saturday morning on I-75 in Henry County. The officer, part of the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic Team, says Benjamin sped by him like a bullet. (Radio Facts)
Andre has yet to release a statement confirming his arrest.