Chief Keef arrest video released in Northfield speeding stop

May 31, 2013 12:41:20 PM PDT
Dashcam video of rapper Chief Keef, 17, was released by police Thursday following the teen's arrest for excessive speeding on I-94 near Tower Road.

Real name Keith Cozart, the rapper was clocked at 110 mph, police say, as he drove home from a Davenport, Iowa, rap show just after 3 a.m. Monday.

Cozart told police he had $8,000 cash on him at the time of his arrest. When police are overheard showing Cozart how fast he was driving on their radar, he's heard responding, "It's a fast car, that's why I bought it." during the arrest, Cozart also handed an officer the insurance for an Audi, instead of the BMW he was driving.

Cozart was also charged with driving without a license because he only had a permit and had an unlawful number of passengers for a graduated driver.

The arrest came one week after being arrested in Georgia on a marijuana charge.

Cozart was stopped on the northbound Edens Expressway in a 55 mph zone from Lake Avenue to Tower Road in the north suburb, Pioneer Press is reporting.

Cozart, who listed a Northbrook address, had three passengers with him in his 2011 BMW when he was stopped.

He was booked into jail May 20 after an arrest at a hotel in Dunwoody, Ga. after hotel security "observed smoke and a smell of marijuana from a room."

The rapper posted a mugshot of himself May 21 on Instagram and announced on Twitter that he "Jus Got Out" of jail in DeKalb County, Ga.

For his most recent charge Cozart was given a $2,000 bond and a June 17 court date.

He has previously served time for a gun charge and a violation of parole related to handling a firearm.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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