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Ying Yang Twins' D-Roc Arrested for DUI with Kids in Tow

“Wait ‘til you see my ticket,” Ying Yang Twins member D-Roc is probably singing to himself right now.

Earlier this month, D-Roc was arrested after Gwinnett police found him driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs with his two kids on board, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Deongelo Marquel Holmes, who raps under the moniker D-Roc, has been charged with a myriad of crimes for the incident, including DUI child endangerment.

On June 1, Gwinnett County police pulled Holmes over after they reportedly saw him swerving and weaving in and out of oncoming traffic on Old Norcross Road in the Lawrenceville area. The arresting officer "... smelled alcohol. He smelled marijuana when the driver rolled down the window," Cpl. Jake Smith said.

When police searched Holmes' SUV, they reportedly found marijuana and Xanax. They also found a 2-month old infant and a 3-year-old toddler.

Authorities threw the book at Holmes, charging him with child endangerment by DUI, violations of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, and improper lane change, according to Gwinnett County Detention Center records.

This is Holmes third DUI arrest in Gwinnett County, according to authorities.

While driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs will get you a DUI charge in the state, there are additional penalties for people who do so with kids in the car. Any person found guilty of DUI with a child under the age of 14 in the car may also be convicted of the separate crime of endangering a child by DUI. The crime is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 12 months in jail.

Deongelo Marques "D-Roc" Holmes was booked into the Gwinnett jail. He's since been released on $13,500 bail, The Journal-Constitution reports.

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