Rapper T-Pain Involved in Atlanta Car Accident

Rapper T-Pain Involved in Atlanta Auto Accident

Rapper and songwriter T-Pain was recently the victim of an early morning hit-and-run crash at a Roswell intersection.

In a video posted online, T-Pain said that he and his wife, touring manager, and driver were almost home from the airport when a large vehicle slammed into the back of their car and sped away.

“I know people are struggling, things are hard, and times are rough these days,” said T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Najm in an Instagram video. “But whoever just hit me, my wife, my road manager, and my driver and drove off … life’s about to get so much worse for you.”

Roswell Police officers responded to a car crash with injuries at Highway 92 and King Road at 1am Monday. First responders took the rapper’s driver to Wellstar North Fulton Hospital with back pain and trouble breathing, according to the police report. Apart from the driver’s injuries, no other injuries were reported from the incident.

After being rammed in the crash, the doors to the rapper’s 2023 Chevy Suburban were open, and the grill from the suspect’s car was found lying in the street.

“You drove off — that was the worst part. It wasn’t even the wreck,” Najm said. “I had so much to do tonight. (This) threw my schedule off. Thank God I’m alive, but now my driver has to get hauled off.”

Suspect Caught

The suspect, Rene Galvan, didn’t make a clean getaway. The police were able to find his Chevy Tahoe shortly after the crash with the use of FLOCK cameras. The vehicle was found in a neighborhood at Brook Valley Drive and Oak Knoll Way, less than a mile east of where the accident happened.

According to a police report obtained by 11Alive, “the vehicle had heavy damage to the front and had airbag deployment. The odor of alcohol was coming from within the vehicle. There were two full bottles of Corona Extra in the passenger side floorboard board along with an empty bottle of Corona Extra. There were nine additional full bottles of corona extra found within the middle console.”

Investigating officers found multiple receipts in the car, which led them to a Woodstock home on Arnold Mill Road. Police then requested assistance from Cherokee County deputies to check the residence. The deputies located the suspect, who admitted to having multiple beers that night, with the keys to the suspect vehicle in his pocket.

“Officers speaking with (the suspect) also noticed that he had urinated on himself.”

Galvan agreed to take a breathalyzer test, which showed his BAC at .154— well above the legal limit of 0.08%. Officers took him into custody without incident and transported him to North Fulton Hospital for treatment. After medical clearance, Galvan was transported to the Alpharetta Annex for booking. He faces charges of driving under the influence, possession of an open alcohol container, hit and run, and following too closely. Galvan was released Monday on a $6,000 bond.

In a social media comment, T-Pain assured his followers that he was OK after the accident.

“God is amazing. I’m aight,” he wrote. “Back to work.”

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