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Rapper Lil Baby arrested after ‘reckless’ driving and botched bid to flee scene

The performer was held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rapper Lil Baby has been arrested in the US state of Georgia after he allegedly recklessly passed other cars at high speed in an orange Corvette and tried to flee a state trooper.

The rapper, whose given name is Dominique Jones, faces charges of failing to signal, reckless driving and attempting to elude police in Atlanta.

A Georgia State Patrol statement said Jones did not signal when changing lanes on Thursday evening and then recklessly passed other cars.

Rapper Lil Baby (Atlanta Department of Corrections/AP)

The statement said a trooper with his emergency equipment activated chased Jones as he wove between cars at high speed.

The statement says that, when the trooper caught up, Jones initially tried to flee but became stuck in traffic.

The rapper was arrested without incident.

Lil Baby is on the Reading Leeds festival line-up for August Bank Holiday weekend, and also due to play the Wireless Festival in July in London.

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