News: Katt Williams Tries To Evade Cops, Arrested At Gas Station
Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 9:12AM
Comedian Katt Williams is once again making bad press heading into the weekend by getting arrested on multiple criminal charges in California Friday (December 7) night.
Details of Williams' latest arrest hit the Internet early Saturday morning.
Yolo County Sheriffs deputies arrested comedian Katt Williams Friday night. The arrest happened in Dunnigan at a gas station off of I-5 after a traffic stop, Yolo sheriff's officials said. An arrest warrant was issued for Williams out of Sacramento County Thursday for a reckless driving incident that happened in November. (KCRA)
Hours prior to the takedown, an arrest warrant got issued on charges related to a late November incident.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the comedian for felony evading police and driving in a reckless manner, the Sacramento District Attorney confirms to E! News. The California Highway Patrol says that Williams fled officers on a white three-wheeled motorcycle on Nov. 25. Police attempted to pull Williams over after he was spotted driving on the sidewalk near a Sacramento hotel. At one point during the chase, Katt took off his full-face helmet and yelled "I am not going to stop" at the arresting officers. CHP officers discontinued the pursuit, which lasted two minutes and reached 35 mph, out of concern for the public's safety. (E! Online)
Reports of his initial motorcycle stunt emerged a few weeks ago.
According to law enforcement sources, cops observed Williams driving his motor tricycle on the sidewalk -- and when they attempted to pull him over, Williams took off. We're told the chase continued for several minutes -- with Williams driving all over the place, even on the wrong side of the road. At one point, we're told Williams took his helmet off and yelled back at the cops, saying, "I'm not going to stop!" According to sources, police called off the chase for public safety reasons -- and now plan to ask the D.A. to charge Williams with felony evasion. (TMZ)
His latest arrest comes just a day after rap veteran Snoop Dogg said Williams needed to seek help.
Snoop and Katt have been friends for years -- Snoop even appeared in Katt's 2006 comedy special, "The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1." But yesterday in L.A., Snoop wasn't laughing when we asked how he felt about Katt's recent antics, arrests and impromptu retirement ... telling us, "Katt needs some help man. Somebody needs to really sit him down and get him some help." Snoop continued, "I'm his friend man ... I really wanna see him get some help man before he goes too far." "Whoever really got love for Katt that's around him, you need to take him and go get him some help." (TMZ)