Chief Keef Pleads Not Guilty to DUI; Avoids Highland Park Eviction

The rapper was in court Friday on the DUI charge. In a separate case, he has avoided eviction for overdue rent.

Courtesy of the Highland Park Police Department
Courtesy of the Highland Park Police Department

Rapper Chief Keef pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of driving under the influence of marijuana, according to the Lake County News-Sun.

Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was pulled over in the 2600 block of Skokie Valley Road on March 5 and police say he failed a field sobriety test.

In a separate case against the teenager, his Highland Park landlord had filed eviction papers against Cozart for owing $30,000 in overdue rent, according to an article in TribLocal. He was required to pay that amount in full by April 20. His attorney told TribLocal that he is fully caught up now and that he fell behind during his 90-day stay in a drug treatment facility in California.

Rent on the home is $7,500 a month, the article states.

In yet another case, police are investigating a shooting at Cozart’s manager’s Northfield home late last month. WGN reported at the time that someone called the newsroom and said "Chief Keef shot me."

You can read the full News-Sun story here.

You can read the full TribLocal story here.

Fedup April 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM
The marijuana was "medicinal." I'm sure he has some advanced ALS or something. As for pointing the gun at a cop, that was just a misunderstanding, for sure. HP is starting to look and feel more like the People's Republic of Evanston every day. But we haven't had a tax hike now for at least a few weeks. I'm starting to worry.
RRR April 13, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Dan Cox are you F*%$ing kidding me? Liberals are protecting Chief Keef??!!! You are more protecting him with your gun b*llsh!t all over the patch - Liberals want more regulations on guns, not less. Get your conceal carry card Yet???
Dan Cox April 13, 2014 at 02:05 PM
The people who want more gun regulations... fail to enforce the ones that already exist! Wanting more laws and no enforcing the ones already on the books is liken to the worst kind of ignorance. Chief Keef should have been shot by the Cop he pulled a gun on, problem child solved!
RRR April 16, 2014 at 10:35 AM
No conceal carry permit yet, huh Dan Cox? I'm betting you are having a bit of trouble with it, at least that's what I heard.
RRR April 21, 2014 at 08:07 AM
Guess Dan Cox hadn't gotten his conceal carry permit as we'd have heard him tooting his horn. There are consequences to what you post. Your hate speech and BS seems to have done you in.


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