News: Jim Jones Arrested In New York City

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 1:50PM

Written by Biz Jones

Dipset's Jim Jones was reportedly arrested Wednesday (March 30) in New York City for a driving violation.

While details are still emerging, Jones is currently in police custody.

Rapper Jim Jones was arrested in New York City ... TMZ has learned. Jones was arrested today for driving on a suspended license. We're told Jones is still in custody. Story developing... (TMZ)

In 2009, Jones was arrested while driving around northern New Jersey.

Jones was driving his 2007 black Bentley when a Teaneck police officer noticed he was missing a front license plate, said police Capt. Keith Richter. After police stopped Jones around 12:10 a.m., they found the rapper had an outstanding warrant out of Paterson and arrested him. Richter confirmed Jones, who provided a Newark home address, paid $120 and was released. Paterson Police Lt. Donald Giaquinto said the warrant was for unpaid motor vehicle tickets. (North Jersey)

Jones also resorted to Twittering while the arrest was taking place.

"I decide to drive by myself let's see how this plays out," he wrote unmodified prior to the arrest. "Misses officer let me go the funny part was watching them have to count all the money in my pocket lol I must say they were very cool...And it was a punk ass warrant from 2005 for 120 dollars...Make sure you pay old tickets." (Jim Jones' Twitter)

The rapper recently talked to SOHH about life after a near-death car crash last January.

"Um, that's a funny thing, man," Jones told SOHH when asked if his life perspective has changed since the near-fatal car crash. "When sh*t like that happens, immediately off top you re-evaluate a lot of things that's going on and sh*t like that. And then for some reason, I found myself doing a 120 [miles per hour] on the highway the other day. It's the fast life, let's go." (SOHH)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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