Trap Queen rapper Fetty Wap pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless endangerment for a drunken driving arrest in order to avoid potentially serving up to seven years behind bars.
The 26-year-old hip hop star was arrested on a felony last November in connection with drunk driving and registering a .09 on a breathalyzer which is beyond the legal limit of .08. With his guilty plea, he’ll lose his driver’s license for 90 days and will have to take part in an Impaired Driving Program mandated by the state, but he avoids incarceration.
Fetty appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Thursday and will pay a paltry $500 in fines but must attend a victim impact panel as part of the sentence handed down by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Dougherty, according to the New York Daily News.
The artist was charged with drunk and reckless driving, felony reckless endangerment and speeding, Page Six reported.
Fetty, whose real name is Willie Maxwell II, justified his drunk driving journey back in November by saying:
“I would never put people in danger,” he said. “It was 2 o’ clock in the morning. There wasn’t no cars behind us. You live in New York – you’d know that.” Fetty was driving on Brooklyn’s Gowanus Expressway and he said it was deserted.
His friend Zaine Richards, 31, also entered a guilty plea for driving drunk behind Fetty’s car. He entered a guilty plea in connection with reckless endangerment and unlicensed driving and will pay $188 in fines and attend a two-day driving program, the Daily News reported.