News: Outkast's Andre 3000 Bypasses Judge & Jail In Speeding Case
Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 12:05AM
Outkast's Andre 3000 has avoided making an appearance in court this week and possible jail time by paying a fine for speeding.
The rapper-turned-actor reportedly made his payment prior to his court date on Wednesday (April 29).
An Atlanta rapper has settled his debt and did not have to face a judge Wednesday. Andre Benjamin, also known as Andre 3000, paid a $1,200 fine this week. Benjamin was originally set to go before a judge Wednesday morning. (WSB-TV)
He was originally arrested last month for driving over 100 miles per hour while in Georgia.
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)
Henry County Police Captain Jason Bolton was the arresting officer.
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)