LAWRENCEVILLE — A member of the rap group The Ying Yang Twins was charged with driving under the influence and drug possession in Gwinnett last week. His arrest came with two young children in the car.
Deongelo Marquel “D-Roc” Holmes was pulled over near Old Norcross and Boggs roads in Duluth June 1 after an officer observed his 2002 Yukon Denali cross the center lane six times, according to a police report. When asked if he’d been drinking, the 42-year-old rapper reportedly told the officer only that “he had a friend who could drive the car.”
Holmes, who lives in Buford, also told police he had smoked marijuana earlier in the night. He reportedly failed several field sobriety tests before refusing a breathalyzer, police said.
“Holmes stated that he did not need to take the evaluation because he was going to jail anyway,” the responding officer wrote in his report.
After Holmes was placed under arrest the officer said he found a “tied off baggie containing two blue pills” later identified as alprazolam, the generic name for the medication Xanax. About two grams of marijuana were found in a backpack in the car, police said.
Two adult males and two of Holmes’ children — estimated ages of 3 years and 2 months — were also in the vehicle.
Holmes was arrested and charged with DUI, two counts of DUI-child endangerment, drug possession, marijuana possession, possession of drug-related objects and improper lane change. He was released on $13,500 bond.
Jail records show Holmes has been arrested twice before in Gwinnett on DUI charges, both times in 2004.