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Chief Keef caught driving 110 mph on Edens, police say

Keith Cozart k Chief Keef leaves Cook County Juvenile Court 1100 S. Hamiltafter hearing 2012.  I Sun-Times files

Keith Cozart, a k a Chief Keef, leaves Cook County Juvenile Court, 1100 S. Hamilton after a hearing in 2012. I Sun-Times files

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Updated: June 30, 2013 6:31AM



Chicago rapper Chief Keef was arrested early Monday after police say they clocked him driving a black BMW 110 mph on the Edens Expy.

He was driving on a learner’s permit, said Dave Druker, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office.

The incident comes one week after the rapper was arrested in Georgia on a marijuana charge.

Keef, 17, whose real name is Keith F. Cozart, was stopped at 3:44 a.m. on the northbound Edens near Winnetka Road in a 55 mph zone, according to Northfield police.

He was arrested, searched and charged with a class A misdemeanor for speeding and driving with an unlawful number of passengers for a graduated driver, a traffic offense, police said.

“I’m guessing he was cooperative, otherwise he would have been charged with something additional,” Northfield Police Chief William Lustig said Tuesday. Cozart was taken to the Northfield police station where he posted a $200 bond and was released about 5:10 a.m., Lustig said.

Cozart, who lives in the 600 block of Pfingsten Road in Northbrook, was headed home with three passengers in his 2011 BMW when he was stopped. Under Illinois’ graduated driver program, 17-year-old drivers may have only one passenger under 20 who is not a sibling or child of the driver.

Cozart 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 mug shot 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 June 17 court date.

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



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