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Chief Keef charged with speeding in northern suburbs

Keith Cozart k Chief Keef shown this 2012 file phowas arrested charged with driving 110 mph 55 mph zone Northfield.

Keith Cozart, a k a Chief Keef, shown in this 2012 file photo, was arrested and charged with driving 110 mph in a 55 mph zone in Northfield. | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times

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Updated: May 28, 2013 5:39PM



NORTHFIELD | Chicago rapper Chief Keef was charged early Monday morning with excessive speeding on the Edens Expressway 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 northbound Interstate 94 after being clocked driving 110 mph in a 55 mph zone from Lake Avenue to Tower Road.

Northfield police stopped the rapper at 3:44 a.m. May 27 and charged him with excessive speeding and driving with an unlawful number of passengers for a graduated driver.

The 17-year-old, who listed a Northbrook address, had three passengers with him in his 2011 BMW when he was stopped.

Northfield Police Chief William Lustig said Cozart was charged with a class A misdemeanor for speeding while the other ticket is a traffic offense.

“I’m guessing he was cooperative, otherwise he would have been charged with something additional,” Lustig said Tuesday.

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.

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



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