Dominique Jones, better known as Lil Baby, was arrested Thursday in Atlanta.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Rapper Lil Baby arrested in Atlanta on driving-related charges

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 Action News 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 Billboard Hot 100 hits in 2018. Those songs were “Drip Too Hard,” which also featured Gunna, and “Yes Indeed,” which featured Drake.

This is the third time this week a rapper has been arrested in metro Atlanta. Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, was taken into custody Sunday in a “targeted operation” meant to nab local rapper Young Nudy, whose real name is Quantavious Thomas.

Abraham-Joseph, who happened to be with Thomas, is in “removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said.

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Thomas was booked into the DeKalb jail on aggravated assault and gang charges in connection with an unrelated incident that happened two years ago, officials said.

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His arrest occurred hours after a Super Bowl-related concert at The Atrium event center near Pine Lake and Stone Mountain.

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