Rapper Webbie was charged with felony eluding, driving under the influence and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after a high-speed police chase.
Webbie, whose real name is Webster Gradney Jr., was arrested Sunday in Hattiesburg. He was released Monday from Forrest County Jail on $25,000 bond, a jail official said Tuesday.
Authorities said the 23-year-old rapper attempted to elude police Sunday after an officer tried to pull over a 2009 Dodge Challenger for a traffic violation on Interstate 59. He ignored police lights and continued on I-59, colliding with another vehicle. Police later found the damaged Challenger in a parking lot on U.S. Highway 49.
Police later stopped a gray sedan and Gradney was arrested, authorities said.
Gradney, a native of Baton Rouge, La., was charged with one count of felony eluding, one count of DUI and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana found in the Dodge Challenger.
His album “Savage Life 2” made the rap charts this year.