Singer and mega pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, right before dawn Thursday after a street racing incident. Bieber, who is only 19, was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence and having an expired driver’s license from the state of Georgia.
Bieber and a friend, Khalil Amir Sharieff, were in separate sports cars when they were stopped by police at around 4am, near Pine Tree Drive on Miami Beach. Police say that based on the investigation, a combination of prescription medication, cannabis, and alcohol may have contributed to the singer being impaired while driving. May have? Justin was driving a yellow lambo and Sharieff was in a red Ferrari, both were rental cars.
The Bieb’s friend Sharieff was chared with DUI.
Before the police stopped the duo, the drivers were being followed by two SUVs that were a part of Bieber’s entourage along Pine Tree Drive. The trucks were traveling slowly to block traffic so t hat the low slung Lambo, and Ferrari could race. Pine Tree Drive is about three miles long and is lined with luxury homes. It has gentle curves and the lanes run north and south along the eastern side of Miami Beach. The speed through there is 30 mph. A police officer who was traveling south on Pine Tree Drive when he passed the two cars street cars racing at speeds of about 55mph to 60mph. The officer stopped the Ferrari and then a second officer stopped the Lamborghini.
The police chief says that when Bieber was first approached by police, “he was a little belligerent, using choice words, questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him. Once he was at the station though he was supposedly very cooperative.
Bieber and his friend were taken to Miami Beach Police Headquarters.
During the investigation, Mr. Bieber made statements that he had consumed some alcohol, had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication. Later Bieber told police he’d had a beer.
At about 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Bieber and Sharieff were taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Facility that is just northwest of Miami International Airport. They will be held a minimum of eight hours from the time of their arrests, police said.
Earlier Thursday morning, Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said Bieber failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Miami Beach Police headquarters to be offered a breathalyzer.
Outside Miami Beach Police headquarters on Washington Avenue, four satellite trucks and about 100 photographers were gathered outside and two helicopters hovered overhead.
And all of this is following the recent report of an egging on Bieber’s neighbors’ house, after which, California police entered Bieber’s home and found Molly as well as the prescription medication, Xanax. Probably not a coincidence. Bieber should be careful. The consequences are mounting, quickly. At 19, he may find himself in more trouble than he can handle soon enough.