Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine arrested in Palm Beach County after failing to appear in court for arraignment

Rapper pulled over in June for driving 136 mph in Lamborghini on Florida’s Turnpike

(Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday night.

Jail records show Hernandez, 27, was booked just after 9 p.m. on a charge of failure to appear.

He was released from jail early Thursday morning on a $2,000 bond.

Local 10 News obtained a copy of a traffic citation that was issued to Hernandez on June 11 after he was pulled over for allegedly driving 136 mph in a Lamborghini on Florida’s Turnpike.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper pulled him over in the northbound lanes at mile marker 86.

According to the document, the trooper also cited him for not having proof of insurance and operating an unregistered vehicle.

Hernandez was required to appear in court due to the excessive speed citation, however he allegedly failed to attend his arraignment, leading a judge to issue an arrest warrant.

Hernandez’s arrest comes months after he was beaten by three men at an LA Fitness in Lake Worth.

Cellphone video from the March 21 incident captured the beating inside the men’s locker room.

Warning: Video contains graphic language some may find offensive. (Video provided by @OnlyInDade).

The rapper was taken to a hospital by ambulance after the beating and reportedly suffered gashes and swelling, along with injuries to his jaw, ribs and back.

Three men were arrested in connection with the attack.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.