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Fetty Wap Busted for Alleged Drunk Drag Racing on Gowanus Expressway

Fetty has had his license suspended multiple times since 2010 for a number of reasons ranging from failure to appear to nonpayment of child support. He was last busted for driving with a suspended license in July 2016

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    Fetty Wap was busted for allegedly drunk drag racing on the Gowanus Expressway early Friday, authorities say. 

    The Paterson, New Jersey-born rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, was spotted driving a black Mercedes westbound at a high rate of speed around 1 a.m., partaking in an "illegal speed contest," according to police. 

    He passed by an officer who determined he was “causing dangerous conditions to other drivers” and cops pulled him over, police said. At that point, officers noticed signs of alleged intoxication and gave him a field sobriety test, which they say he failed. He failed another one at the precinct, police said. 

    Fetty, 26, also had a suspended New Jersey driver's license. 

    Fetty, who has had three Top-10 songs, including the hit "Trap Queen," which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, faces more than a dozen charges. They include reckless endangerment, illegal speed contest, driving while intoxicated and numerous other offenses. He's expected to be arraigned later Friday. His lawyer didn't immediately return the Associated Press' call.

    Fetty has had his license suspended multiple times since 2010 for a number of reasons ranging from failure to appear to nonpayment of child support. He was last busted for driving with a suspended license in July 2016.

    A month after that, he made headlines for shooting a music video at the Paterson high school he had attended for dropping out. Fetty ended up apologizing, and the school's principal was suspended amid the controversy.