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Chief Keef avoids arrest, but buddy busted for speeding on Edens Expy.

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: July 15, 2013 6:43PM



After a spate of run-ins with the law, including a May 28 charge of driving more than 100 mph on the Edens Expy., Chicago rapper Chief Keef did not get busted early Tuesday.

His buddy did.

Will R. Carthan, 19, of Chicago, was charged with speeding near where the rapper, whose real name is Keith F. Cozart, of Northbrook, was stopped for speeding charge two weeks ago. This time, Cozart was simply a passenger in the car, and he was released.

Northfield Police said Carthan was clocked at 88 mph in a 55 mph zone at 2:28 a.m. Tuesday on the northbound Edens near Winnetka Road. He was cited for excessive speeding.

Carthan was driving the same 2011 BMW that Cozart was driving when he was clocked at 110 mph, police said. Cozart is due in court on June 17 on the speeding citation.

A week before the speeding charge, 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 mugshot of himself May 21 on Instagram and announced on Twitter that he “Jus Got Out” of jail in DeKalb County, Ga.

Carthan was taken to the Northfield police station and bond was set at $1,600. He will appear in court July 19.



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