Proud and swaggy Justin Bieber smiled for Beliebers and the paparazzi as he left the Miami jail and got into a waiting SUV on January 23, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Bieber was arrested early this morning for suspicion of a DUI, drag racing and resisting arrest.
Fellow drag racer, rapper Khalil Sharief was also released with Justin, but chose to stay hidden under his hoodie. Justin even sat on the roof of the SUV, looking out at the crowd of reporters who had gathered to cover this monumental event. Congratulations on your achievement! Photos: FameFlynet.
Source told E! News that Justin will be returning to LA soon: ‘Everyone around him is urging him to seek help. There is massive concern right now. The concern is we have to figure this out. We have to fix this and do whatever it takes. They think the problem is the people he is hanging out with. He has some issues to work on.
Justin’s team has been encouraging him to go to rehab for a while. He won’t listen to his team. His ego has gotten out of control. Lil Za, Milk and Lil Twist are particularly bad influences on him.’
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Bieber was ‘crying his eyes out’ at detention center, reports People.
Bieber was arrested shortly after 4 AM on Thursday, Jan. 23, on Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street in Miami Beach, Fla. He was drag racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini, police told NBC 6 South Florida, after visiting SET Nightclub with friends.
‘He rolled in just after midnight with his group and immediately took a table in the back. He was with a tons of girls. There were throngs of young, teenage girls outside the club waiting for him. They were there when he left two hours later.’
He left the club at 2 AM with several women, including model Chantel Jeffries. After being pulled over, Bieber failed a field sobriety test and was subsequently charged with DUI, driving on an expired license and refusing arrest without violence. At the time of his arrest, the singer admitted to being on prescription medication and smoking marijuana ‘all day.’ He also drank ‘a beer’ at some point.
Justin was supposed to be in LA this morning for a deposition in regard to a case involving Florida photographer Jeffrey Binion. His lawyer is furiuos: ‘This is just one more milestone in Justin Bieber’s path of destruction. [It's] one more indication of his lack of regard for individuals and society. He plays by his own rules. He’s supposed to be out here.’ He might be filing docs to hold Bieber in contempt of court.
MADD [Mother's Against Drunk Driving] statement: Today, we heard about another celebrity being arrested for DUI, and this time it’s a celebrity that isn’t even of legal drinking age—19-year-old Justin Bieber. Underage drinking is dangerous, not to mention illegal, and it is unacceptable for anyone to make the choice to drive drunk, especially a celebrity, who may been seen as a role model.
Drunk driving is a choice, and it is 100-percent preventable. As with any drunk driving arrest, MADD believes everyone has the right to a fair trial, and if found guilty, should be convicted and sentenced to the full extent of the law. We encourage judges to use the full power provided by law in each state to determine appropriate sanctions for anyone convicted of drunk driving.
Our hope that a high-profile DUI arrest such as this one will serve as a reminder to adults 21 and over, both celebrities and fans alike, to plan ahead for a safe way home if their plans include alcohol, as well as reminds those under 21 that drinking alcohol is illegal.’