Outkast’s Andre 3000 Arrested For Driving 109 MPH
MC was reportedly arrested and released outside Atlanta early Saturday.
Outkast’s Andre 3000 (real name: Andre Benjamin) was arrested near Atlanta Saturday for driving his 2007 Porsche Carrera at such a high speed that police called him “an accident waiting to happen,” according to Atlanta’s WSB-TV, TMZ and AllHipHop.com.
A police officer told the station that the MC was clocked at 109 MPH on Saturday morning, significantly over the 65-mph speed limit, on Interstate 75, and was arrested for the danger he posed.
“Traveling that fast along 75, you’re passing people as if they’re standing still,” Henry County Police Captain Jason Bolton told the station. “It’s an accident waiting to happen.”
The MC was released after posting $1,200 bail, according to TMZ. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 29.
Reps for Benjamin had not responded to MTV News’ requests for comment at press time.
The arrest comes as State Representative Jim Cole is lobbying for a new “Super Speeder” bill to be passed in the state of Georgia. The law will force violators to pay an additional $200 fine for driving at more than 85 miles an hour on highways and four-lane roads. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has said he supports the bill and intends to sign it into law in the coming months.
Representative Cole told WSB that he hopes Benjamin will help rally support behind the bill.
“He might be willing to help us market it,” Cole told the station.