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Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest

Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:49 pm

(CNN) --

Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing early Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said.
"What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?" Bieber asked the police officer who pulled him over just after 4 a.m., according to the arrest report.
Bieber, 19, was released from a Miami jail an hour after he made a brief appearance through a video link before a Miami judge, who set a "standard" $2,500 bond Thursday afternoon.
He strutted out of the jail dressed in black, with a baggy hoodie covering his head. His pants appeared to be baggy leather.
Bieber briefly sat on top of a black Cadillac Escalade, where he waved to screaming fans, before he was chauffeured away.

At the bail hearing, the singer, dressed in an orange jail uniform, stood silently with his lips sometimes pursed as attorney Roy Black represented him in the hearing earlier.
Black told Judge Joseph Farina that he had been retained by Bieber's manager. He said his partner had been denied access to Bieber in jail before the hearing.
Bieber was booked into a Miami jail after failing a sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez told reporters Thursday.

Bieber "made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication," Martinez said.

A Miami Beach officer saw Bieber driving a yellow Lamborghini in a race against a red Ferrari in a residential area of Miami Beach, Martinez said. The cars were speeding at about 55 to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, he said.
Police report details Bieber arrest

The officer pulled Bieber's car over, but the singer was "was not cooperating with the officer's instructions," Martinez said.
"At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him," he said.
He allegedly ignored a police officer's request to keep his hands on the car while he did "a cursory patdown for weapons," the report said.
"I ain't got no f***ing weapons," the arresting officer quoted Bieber as saying. "Why do you have to search me? What the f*** is this about?"
The arrest report describes Bieber as having a "flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath."
Bieber failed a field sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told CNN.
Two black SUVs blocked the traffic at 26th and Pine Tree Drive, which "facilitated an open road" for the two cars to race on Pine Tree, the report said.
The Ferrari's driver, identified as 19-year-old Def Jam recording artist Khalil Sharieff, was also arrested on a drunken driving charge, police said.
Sharieff posted a photo on his Instagram account of Bieber in the yellow Lamborghini with a woman behind the wheel early Thursday. "U know bizzle brought that lambo out," he wrote in the caption.
Another posting showed a photo of a Ferrari steering wheel with the caption: "Miami nights ridin thru yo city in that hot wheel."
A tweet posted Wednesday evening on Sharieff's verfied Twitter account linked to a video of him playing basketball with Bieber.
Bieber flew to Miami on Monday.
Other complaints

Another police department in the Miami area is investigating a report that some of its officers escorted Bieber's caravan between Miami strip clubs this week without authorization.
Opa-Locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton told CNN affiliate WSVN-TV that "at some point, the escort took them at least to two locations that we know of."
"The police administration had no knowledge of this escort, and it is not the norm for those things to occur without the chief and his administration authorizing such escorts," Chiverton told the TV station.
Thursday's incident marks the first time the teen singer has been arrested, although he is under investigation on allegations of egging his California neighbor's home.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies used a felony search warrant last week to raid Bieber's mansion in the felony vandalism investigation. They seized Bieber's iPhone and the security camera system, which detectives have been examining for clues about who tossed eggs over a fence that splattered onto the next-door house, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.
Bieber is having some issues

Deputies have also investigated reports by Bieber's neighbors that he raced his expensive sports car down the streets of the exclusive Oaks community of Calabasas, California, but no charges ever resulted.
One neighbor accused Bieber of spitting in his face during a heated confrontation last March. Deputies have responded to complaints about loud parties at Bieber's place.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office concluded it couldn't prove the spitting or speeding cases in court, so it declined to prosecute.
Prosecutors also rejected a misdemeanor battery complaint from a photographer who accused Bieber of attacking him in the parking lot of a Calabasas shopping center as he was taking photos of Bieber and his then-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, in May 2012.

"We didn't do this search warrant to send a message," Sheriff's Lt. David Thompson said last week. "That's not what we do, but we hope maybe that understanding the gravity of this will change some of the behavior."


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... and so begins the predictable pattern of celebrity crash & burn. I really hope they get this kid the help he needs, with all the news recently about being on drugs, hate to see talented people do this to themselves.

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:28 am

Although Bieber is 19, his parents must step in, instead of brushing it away.

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:24 am

I agree.

No matter what anyone thinks of Bieber's music, this is a sad situation indeed. In 2013, you would think that there would be enough protection in place so that child stars (or former child stars) have the support they needed so as to not go off the rails. It's not like this is an isolated incident - Bieber has been acting strangely for around a year now. You would think friends, family or his team would step in and make sure that he got the help he quite clearly needs.

The world can do without another River Phoenix, Corey Haim, Bobby Driscoll or Brad Renfro.

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:35 am

what is sad is that this is a poor attempt to get his name in the media , he cannot get buck naked like cyrus and stick his tongue out and look tweezy . even tho what she is doing is sad she is laughing all the way to the bank as what did our hero col tom say - even bad publicity beats no publicity , as long as they are talking about you , you are making money . the media is doing what she want's , lapping up every minute . our boy bieb , since 19 yrs old think's he is man or a wanna be in this case and figure's if he get's some attention it will make him look cool . that is sad , not being very talented can be hard on a kid celeb for sure , when you start to grow up no one cares anymore . " so sad , he don't know he does drugs " .

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:47 am

I agree with you, on this. Apparently, Bieber is releasing a documentary in Australia today.

Did anyone notice how much Bieber looked like Cyrus in his mug shot? lol

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:36 am

It's quite clear from the last year that the guy is in trouble, and that this is not a publicity stunt - to my knowledge getting arrested isn't generally a publicity stunt. His behaviour in Europe last year got more bizarre by the day. It seems odd to me that there are people on the forum who must have wished people had intervened when Elvis's behaviour got more and more erratic, and yet view the last year as a publicity stunt. A little sad. The documentary has been released in many countries already - I don't think Australia gets the special treatment of an arrest to boost ticket sales. :roll:

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:44 am

LOL, one can't help being cynical these days, the timing is today with the latest arrest and documentary, perhaps the others were when there were other releases; however, Bieber obviously does need an intervention. Seems to me, that he could also be having an identity crises, and is having to be, someone he isn't.

Perhaps he is subconsciously reaching out for help.

Australia ALWAYS needs special treatment, lol, furthermore, Bieber's popularity isn't too good in Australia, which is reflected in bad sales and disinterest.

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:35 pm

He is trying to prove he's a real tough guy, and a real grown-up man. That seems clear.

He's 19, so his parents either feel helpless, or they don't care enough. He is not even old enough to drink.

If they have tried, and he told them to {bleep} off because he's all of 19, they can go to the media.

No matter what the motivation, this kind of thing almost never ends well. He is only just a kid, no matter what he'd like to think.

rjm

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Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:57 pm

I think even bed publicity is still publicity

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:02 pm

keninlincs wrote:I think even bed publicity is still publicity


I don't get much bed publicity these days. Only wish I did! ;)

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:46 am

This guy is giving us Canadians a bad name!

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:00 am

Joe Car wrote:This guy is giving us Canadians a bad name!


I think maybe y'all got a bigger problem with that Ford fella. ;)

Just an observation. LOL!

(Canadians are generally VERY nice people! These two are acting like US.)

rjm

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Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:25 pm

Joe Car wrote:This guy is giving us Canadians a bad name!

What he really needs is a father in his life who cares enough to take him behind the wood shed and give him a good old-fashioned country ass-whoopin.'

Then we can send him back to you, Joe.

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:14 am

Colin Hay of Men At Work wrote an open letter to the kid, and it made me think of someone. Else.

"In the end, we all cry for our mama."

He talks about the obligatory entourage, and about forgetting your craft amidst all the sparkles and "fun." He told him that one's craft is the only thing one has left when all the noise dies down. You neglect that and you have nothing. Because those guys who hang around a star will "shrink." One way or the other.

In other words, when you're all alone, and Bieber will be - because there are *no* exceptions, will you have anything worth communicating?

Maybe a teenager cannot comprehend the utter, shattering end of such a wild ride, but this fellow Hay is hoping for a smidgen of insight on the boy's part. Seems like a good man, Hay.

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/men-at-works-colin-hay-pens-open-letter-to-justin-bieber-20140125-31f0i.html

It is ironic that Bieber Instagramed out a photo of himself alongside a decade-old "in trouble"-photo of Michael Jackson, with the self-pitying caption "what more can they say?" He did this without any realization that such self-pity is a big part of what killed Jackson. (And perhaps part of what killed Elvis, I might add.) Which means the irony of his own message is lost on him.

Instead of whining that the world is out to get you, such stars need to do a little self-analysis. Because in the end, there will be no one there. No one.

(I think Rob's solution is the "short version" of what Hay was saying with words. ;) )

rjm


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Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:01 pm

He has just turned into a spoilt little brat with a total lack of respect for anything.

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:44 pm

Bodie wrote:He has just turned into a spoilt little brat with a total lack of respect for anything.

..and I say F**k the little bast@rd! :D

Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:11 am

Wahey a typo

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Re: Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arr

Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:44 am

Just toss the little dweeb in jail, and throw away the key. No trial needed....save taxpayer money. I'm sure his cell mates will take care of him just fine. :wink: