Chief Keef’s DUI case delayed again, this time until August
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -
Facing charges of driving under the influence of marijuana after an arrest earlier this year, rapper Chief Keef saw his date in a Lake County courtroom postponed Friday to late August, the News-Sun is reporting.
According to the Lake County State’s Attorney Office, the rapper was going to be out of state this week and was granted a continuance until Aug. 22. The artist, whose real name is Keith Cozart, previously had his case continued at a May 16 appearance.
Cozart was stopped by Highland Park police after midnight March 5 on Route 41 north of Route 22 due to expired registration on his 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said at the time.
Officers who approached the car reported Cozart appeared impaired by drugs, and they could smell marijuana smoke from inside his vehicle.
Cozart failed a sobriety test and was charged with one count each of driving under the influence of drugs, and cited for driving without a valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and having an expired registration.
Since his arrest, Cozart was evicted June 8 from the Highland Park home he had been renting after the landlord complained to Lake County Sheriff’s police that the rapper owed four months’ back rent and had failed to pay an agreed-upon $11,300.
Last year, he spent time in California serving a 90-day, court-mandated rehab sentence after he pleaded guilty to testing positive for drugs while on probation.
He also pleaded guilty to speeding 40 mph over the limit, and there are multiple paternity cases filed against him as well.