Chief Keef to cops after 110 mph arrest: ‘That’s a fast car. That’s why I bought it.’
BY STEVE SCHERING AND MITCH DUDEK Staff Reporters May 30, 2013 1:07AM
Updated: May 30, 2013 2:24AM
A Northfield Police dashboard video shows the arrest of Chicago rapper Chief Keef early Monday after he was clocked driving a black BMW 110 mph on the Edens Expy.
He was driving on a learner’s permit, said Secretary of State spokeman Dave Druker.
Last week, Keef, 17, whose real name is Keith F. Cozart, was arrested in Georgia on a marijuana charge.
He was driving 110 mph in a 55 mph zone at 3:44 a.m. Monday in the northbound lanes of the Edens near Winnetka Road, Northfield Police said.
The video shows officers searching and arresting the rapper. After an officer tells Cozart he was going 110 mph, he is heard on the video responding, “That’s a fast car. That’s why I bought it.”
He was 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. He was taken to the Northfield police station, where he posted a $200 bond and was released about 5:10 a.m., Northfield Police Chief William Lustig said Tuesday. Cozart is due in court June 17 in the traffic case.
Cozart, who lives in Northbrook, was headed home with three passengers in his car when he was stopped. Under Illinois’ graduated driver program, 17-year-old drivers may have only one passenger under age 20 who is not a sibling or child of the driver.
He has served time for a gun charge and a violation of parole related to handling a firearm.