Atlanta rapper Lil Baby arrested on reckless driving charges, troopers say

Channel 2 Action News has learned Atlanta rapper Lil Baby, whose real name is Dominique Jones, was arrested Thursday evening in Atlanta. Georgia State Patrol officials said the rapper was charged with...

Channel 2 Action News has learned Atlanta rapper Lil Baby, whose real name is Dominique Jones, was arrested Thursday evening in Atlanta.

Georgia State Patrol officials said the rapper was charged with reckless driving, failure to use a correct signal and attempting to flee police.

The incident happened Thursday evening around 6 p.m. on Lee Street and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. Officials said the rapper did not turn on his blinker while driving his orange Corvette when changing lanes.

GSP said he was weaving through traffic and speeding. Channel 2 Action News was the only local station to capture the moment Lil Baby exited the Atlanta City Jail. He had his head covered as he walked to a white Porsche.

The rapper was born in Atlanta and gained national attention with his Top 10 hit “Yes Indeed,” featuring rapper Drake in 2018.

Rapper Lil Baby was arrested in Atlanta on Thursday on multiple driving-related charges, authorities confirmed.

Dominique Jones, better known as Lil Baby, faces charges of reckless driving, eluding police and failure to signal, according to a Georgia State Patrol news release obtained by AJC.com.

Just after 6 p.m., a trooper spotted Jones’ orange Chevrolet Corvette fail to signal when changing lanes on Lee Street near Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, the release said. He also allegedly was “passing vehicles in a reckless manner.”

As the trooper pursued, Jones is accused of weaving between cars at a high rate of speed before being blocked by traffic, which is when he pulled over. He was taken into custody without incident, the release said.

TMZ reported that video on social media shows the rapper face down in the middle of the street next to his Corvette, while he’s being handcuffed.

He was seen bonding out of the Atlanta Detention Center later Thursday night, Channel 2 reported. His bond amount has not been provided.

After bonding out, he made a post on Instagram in response to the arrest. It said, “(expletive) the police who be on that (expletive), Shoutout to the ones who get you thru the process ASAP.”

The 24-year-old rapper had two hit songs in 2018 that cracked the top 6 of the Billboard Hot 100. Those songs were “Drip Too Hard,” which also featured Gunna, and “Yes Indeed,” which featured Drake.

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