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Rapper arrested on DUI, drug charges with kids in car

Deongelo Holmes

Deongelo Holmes

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.

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rco1847 2 years, 3 months ago

  1. What's he doing with drugs and kids in the car?
  2. What's he doing wuth drugs?.
  3. What's he doing with kids?
  4. What's he doing with a car?

What's it going to take? You just has public enemy number 1 in your hands and you set him free to do it again. The number of times he's been caught does not represent the number of time he's done this. Wake up before he kills somebody besides himself.

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notblind 2 years, 3 months ago

If we locked up everybody that deserves to be locked up we wouldn't have any money left over for all the other entitlements.

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TOWG 2 years, 3 months ago

Just another example of a poor role model.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 2 years, 3 months ago

He's a freakin' rapper who has a long history and a well-known reputation for drug-and-alcohol use.

I doubt that the "role model" tag ever really applied to him.

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mustardandbiscuit 2 years, 3 months ago

Hahahahaha!!!! You can't make this stuff up!!

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mustardandbiscuit 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey, I got a new song for ya! "D-Roc in D-Block" !! LOL!!!!

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 2 years, 3 months ago

He's been to jail multiple times, so that's obviously already a very familiar song to him, actually.

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kevin 2 years, 3 months ago

Doesn't the law state that your 3rd DUI and you serve time? What about that? No mention of that in this article. Is he being treated above the law?

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 2 years, 3 months ago

There's no mention of that because he hasn't actually officially been convicted yet.

Though the DUI Child Endangerment charge should ensure that he gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 2 years, 3 months ago

"“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."

I actually kind of find his honestly to be somewhat rather refreshing.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 2 years, 3 months ago

As Holmes was right, he was in fact on his way to jail no matter what.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 2 years, 3 months ago

"Two adult males and two of Holmes’ children — estimated ages of 3 years and 2 months — were also in the vehicle."

You mean to tell me that neither of those other two adult males in the truck could have driven the vehicle so as to safely transport the two very small children after Mr. Holmes, a.k.a. "D-Roc" had severely intoxicated himself with a veritable buffet of illegal drugs and alcohol?

I don't know about you, but I am not going to knowingly endanger my own life by riding with someone that has just seemingly drank every bottle of liquor and seemingly taken and smoked every drug known to man.

And I especially am not going to let someone who is obviously so severely intoxicated on drugs and alcohol drive two small children, in fact I'm not even going to let them have the keys, much less get into the driver's seat and drive other people.

The two adult males that let Mr. Holmes, a.k.a. "D-Roc", drive that vehicle with two small children in it are just as responsible for letting him drive severely-intoxicated as Mr. "D-Roc" is for making the decision to drive while under the influence and endanger the lives of his two small children.

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