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After rehab, Chief Keef charged with DUI in Highland Park

Keith Cozart / phofrom HighlPark police

Keith Cozart / photo from Highland Park police

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Updated: April 19, 2014 6:17AM



Chicago rapper Chief Keef was arrested earlier this month for allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana in north suburban Highland Park.

Police pulled over the rapper — whose real name is Keith Cozart — about 12:40 a.m. March 5 in the 2600 block of Skokie Valley Road after officers noticed he had an expired registration on his 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said.

When police approached the car, they noticed Cozart seemed impaired by drugs, and that they could smell burnt marijuana coming from inside of his car, authorities said.

Cozart later failed a sobriety test and was taken into police custody, officials said. He was charged with one count each of driving under the influence of drugs, driving without a valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and having an expired registration, police said.

He was held on a $3,000 bond and was released later that morning after posting bail, police said.

Cozart recently spent time in California serving a 90-day, court-mandated rehab sentence after he pleaded guilty last year to testing positive for drugs while on probation, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported.

His arraignment on the DUI charge is 9 a.m. April 11 at the Waukegan courthouse, police said.

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