Justin Bieber was arrested for a DUI, resisting arrest, and driving without a license after he was stopped by Miami Beach police officers for street racing his yellow Lamborghini. Shortly after 4:00 am, Bieber was booked in a Miami jail when he failed field sobriety test (FST) and “made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication,” according to Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez.
This is yet another arrest, in a series of recent legal problems for Bieber. In California, a comparable arrest would’ve gotten his Lamborghini impounded for 30 days, if his license was in fact suspended. Also, the street racing would potentially be a separate charge for reckless driving, and the legal BAC level for Bieber would’ve been 0.00%.
Bieber supposedly made several admissions to police officers, which were very incriminating statements. Although it’s important to always be courteous to any police officer you come into contact with, you are not obligated to answer their questions. You should be especially weary answering any questions if you’re being investigated for a DUI.
Since Bieber has never had a prior conviction for DUI, and there was no traffic collision while driving, it appears that he’s going to likely escape this brush with a slap on the wrist and no jail. The prosecutor knows that this case already has a lot of publicity, so they can’t be too light on him. On the other hand, Bieber is still a young impressionable adolescent that has achieved extraordinary notoriety from his talent in entertainment.
Although this type of behavior is obviously dangerous to human lives, we live in a society that still reinforces it because Bieber is now demonstrating the bad boy image that has promoted many celebrities in the past. Let’s just hope he doesn’t go over the edge.