Meek Mill Accepts Plea Deal in Reckless Endangerment Arrest

Rapper took a deal after he was arrested for not obeying traffic or wearing a helmet while on a dirt bike

By Samantha Schnurr Oct 11, 2017 7:30 PMTags

UPDATE: Meek Mill has taken a plea deal in his reckless driving arrest while shooting a music video in New York City in August.

On Wednesday, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office confirmed to E! News that the rapper, whose name is Robert Williams, has accepted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, known as an ACD. Additionally, the star is required to complete 30 hours of community service (20 of which he has already completed). Once he has completed the requirements, the case will be dismissed from his record and the case sealed, as long he does not get arrested in the next six months.


Meek Mill has been arrested. 

As the New York police department confirmed to E! News, the 30-year-old rapper was handcuffed Thursday night around 10 p.m. at the corner of 10th Avenue and Dyckman Street in New York.

The star was charged with reckless endangerment after authorities saw him allegedly riding a dirt bike in and out of traffic, doing wheelies, not wearing a helmet and not obeying traffic in footage shared online via a livestream, according to the NYPD. 

According to ABC, police were called to the area Wednesday night after a group was allegedly recklessly driving motorcycles and ATVs in Inwood. However, by the time authorities got to the scene, the group had left. Mill was arrested after investigators later found online footage of the star. 

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The "Whatever You Need" rapper appeared on The Tonight Show later Thursday night in a pre-taped performance of "Young Black America" with The-Dream

"If his name was John Smith, he wouldn't have even been arrested," Mill's lawyer Joseph Tacopina told the Daily News. "You could go to 110th St. and Dyckman right now and you'll see 10 kids popping wheelies on their bikes. Nobody gets arrested."

According to reports, Mill was held overnight and will appear before a judge on Friday. 

E! has reached out to Mill's rep for comment. 

This story was originally posted on Aug. 18, 2017 at 5:56 a.m.