November 3rd, 2010
10:42 AM ET
Rapper Gucci Mane was arrested in Atlanta Tuesday for violating a number of traffic laws, in addition to other charges, according to a statement from Atlanta police. Update 12:04 p.m.: According the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, all charges against Gucci have been dismissed for want of prosecution. The rapper was advised by the judge that the charges may be reinstated at a later date. Gucci will be released once the paperwork is processed.
An earlier statement explains that an off-duty police officer noticed a white Hummer driving recklessly “at a high rate of speed" around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
When on-duty officers located the vehicle parked in front of a business, Gucci Mane – also known as Radric Davis – was having a verbal dispute with someone else, and although police warned the two to back away from each other, Gucci Mane assaulted the other individual, the statement said.
Police sprayed the rapper with pepper spray in order to break up the altercation. Gucci tried to resist arrest, but was taken into custody at Fulton County Jail – the same jail that he’d been released from just a few months ago after doing a stint for parole violation, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Gucci faced charges of reckless driving; driving on the wrong side of the road; driving without a license; running a red light or a stop sign; obstruction of officers; damaging government property; and failure to maintain lane, according to the statement from police.
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