Chicago rapper Chief Keef may have provided media and fans alike the closest thing to a confirmation on his arrest for driving over 100 miles per hour earlier this week with a simple tweet.
While quick to the point, Keef did not deny making headline-generating posts about his latest run-in with law enforcement.
“”@TMZ: Chief Keef ARRESTED for Speeding — 110 MILES PER HOUR! http://tmz.me/1avSUWg “how da Fuck Dey Kno,” he tweeted May 29th with an unhappy face expression. (Chief Keef’s Twitter)
According to yesterday 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 claimed 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)