News: Chief Keef Blows Past Cops At 110 MPH, Ends Up In Handcuffs

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:38PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Chicago rapper Chief Keef continues to find himself in more trouble as reports claim he was arrested this week after driving over 100 miles per hour just outside of his hometown.

According to reports, Keef hit the road roaring Monday (May 27) in Northfield, Illinois.

Chicago rapper Chief Keef was charged early Monday with excessive speeding in Northfield -- one week after being arrested in Georgia on a marijuana charge. According to Northfield police records, Keef, whose real name is Keith F. Cozart, was stopped on the northbound Edens Expressway (I-94) after being clocked driving 110 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone from Lake Avenue to Tower Road in north suburb, Pioneer Press is reporting. (Chicago CBS Local)

A law enforcement official provided a few details on the rapper's latest woe.

Cozart, 17, was behind the wheel of a 2011 BMW, heading north about 3:45 a.m. Monday at Winnetka Road, when a Northfield police officer spotted him, said Northfield Deputy Chief Claude Casaletto. "He was clocked at 110 in a 55 mph zone," Casaletto said. "The officers typically sit off on the shoulder and wait for speeders. He came up as a high number." (Chicago Tribune)

Reports claim Chief had three other male passengers with him.

The officer pulled over Cozart and found three other men in the car with him. He was taken into custody, and one of the passengers was allowed to drive the BMW away. Casaletto said. Cozart was brought to a police station and was cited for going 110 in a 55 mph zone and having too many passengers, the deputy chief said. Cozart has a driver's permit which only allows one passenger with him. The police report listed Cozart's address as in the 600 block of Pfingsten Road in nearby Northbrook. He is scheduled to appear in courtroom 101 at the Skokie Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. on June 17, said Casaletto. (Red Eye Chicago)

Last week, the newly added Brick Squad 1017 member found himself in handcuffs on a drug possession charge in Georgia.

Keith Cozart, known as the rapper Chief Keef, was arrested by Dunwoody, Ga. PD yesterday for disorderly conduct, EW has confirmed. The news was first reported by TMZ. "On May 20, 2013 at [2:51 p.m.], officers responded to 111 Perimeter Center West, LeMeridien Hotel, in reference to an illegal drug activity call. Hotel security had observed smoke and a smell of marijuana from a room," a police spokesperson said in a statement. Officers spoke with Keef and he was subsequently arrested. (Entertainment Weekly)

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