Paterson, N.J., native Fetty Wap was arrested in New York early Friday on charges of driving drunk and with a suspended New Jersey license after what authorities are describing as a drag race through Brooklyn.
Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, was in black Mercedes CLS AMG traveling west on the Gowanus Expressway near Hamilton Avenue in Brooklyn at a high rate of speed at about 1 a.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said. Police said Maxwell was observed drag racing with another vehicle.
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When the 26-year-old was stopped by police, he gave them a suspended New Jersey license, authorities said. He showed signs of being intoxicated, took a field sobriety test and failed. He was taken into custody.
Police did not disclose if Wap was alone in the car. The identity of the driver of the other car Wap allegedly was racing is unknown. Police have not said if anybody else was arrested in this case.
Wap faces 15 charges from Friday's arrest, including driving with a suspended license, reckless endangerment and driving intoxicated.
Wap is scheduled to be to arraigned Friday in Brooklyn Criminal Court.
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