Georgia State Patrol Troopers arrest Lil Baby on traffic charges in Atlanta
ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Atlanta-based rapper known as Lil Baby was arrested early Thursday evening by the Georgia State Patrol.
Dominique Jones, 24, was charged with failure to use a turn signal, reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude. He was booked into the Atlanta Jail where bonded out later that same night.
A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol said they spotted an orange Chevrolet Corvette just after 6 p.m. at a red light on northbound Lee Street and Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. which had failed to signal to change lanes. Troopers said the driver sped off and was passing traffic in a reckless manner in a high-pedestrian area.
Trooper said the Corvette then turned right on Lee Street, was speeding, and weaving in and out of traffic. The car got stuck in heavy traffic at Donnelly Avenue, troopers said, despite efforts to speed around.
GSP said the trooper got out, the driver complied to get out and laid on the ground. A viral video taken by one of the people in the crowd that started to gather shows that trooper handcuffing Jones on the ground next to that orange Corvette.
Lil Baby is best known for his songs "Freestyle", "Yes Indeed" and "Drip Too Hard." He performed last Thursday along with Migos and Lil Yachty at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.