Bieber Bond Set: Star Charged With Drunk Driving, Resisting Arrest

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(CNN) — A Florida judge on Thursday set Justin Bieber‘s bond at $2,500.
(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehab)

(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehab)

The pop star was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after Miami Beach police said they saw him street racing early Thursday morning.

“What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?” Bieber told the police officer who pulled him over just after 4 a.m., according to the arrest report.

Bieber, 19, 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.

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 Street which “facilitated an open road” for the two cars to race on Pine Street, the report said.

The Ferrari’s driver, whom a police spokesman called “an associate of Bieber,” was also arrested on a drunken driving charge, he said. That person has not yet been publicly identified.

Bieber, 19, 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.

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.”

25 comments

    • Bieber Basher for a Day

      Not that I regularly judge the looks of men, but this ‘man’ looks like a 16 year old meth head. He is not manly in any way, and I can’t even see how the girls would deem him cute. Perhaps he impresses…ummm, well, can’t even continue…what a dweeb.

  • mary

    Slap on the wrist ,he’s not going to get in trouble,no worries he can buy his way out .send him to Canada ,let them deal with him before he hurts someone or himself .

  • ARK

    This no talent jerk got to big for his girl panties. Now he reaps what he sews. This puke is nothing but trash.This news made my day.

  • dee

    I guess when your voice is not getting you money you act like a fool to see your name in the news one thing I can say most of these idiots smile real big for those mugshots all teeth no brains.

  • Stacey

    REALLY??? $2,500 FOR BOND. that’s pocket change for this idiot….he’s a complete fool, another teen idol gone bad, but wait how many think he will just get a slap on the wrist and is told “don’t ever let it happen again” ya how far is that, but if we do it, we get the book thrown at us…..totally unfair!!!!

  • ARK

    His Bond is a joke.He has that in change alone in his couch.Girly boy needed attention like when miley cyrus done her thing.

  • SWag

    First of all, he is a obviously craving the attention that he no longer gets from his music. He is a has-been already and he’s not even 20. His popularity has dwindled and now he thinks he has to do stupid, reckless behavior to get publicity. SAD!!!! Where’s his mother that he professed to obey so openly and sincerely on all the talk shows? She needs to still be his mother and kick his butt – before he becomes a fatality.

  • Kevin B.

    Judge Joseph P. Farina whats with the low bail? You had a chance to make his crimes a serious matter from the bail on. bieber is laughing at you and the bail right now, he’s even smirking and or laughing for the booking picture. He knows his money will get him out of this. I see Affulenza at work here in the “legal” system once agtain. SMH

  • Wendy

    Doubling the speed limit in a while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, swearing at a uniformed police officer and ignoring a police officers request to keep his hand on the car while being searched for weapons and he walks away on 2500.00 bond ? I’m sure he had a private cell while he awaited arraignment also. Why do we allow someone like this to have little to no responsibility for his actions ?

  • Lora

    Wow! You mean a 19 year old did something dumb?! He’s famous but still human. I’m not defending him, I’m just saying…

  • Kyli

    He would be sent to rehab if he was just like any other person would have to go ! Justin me and my friends use to dance and love u but now your just a horrible person to your fans 😥 U ARE GARBAGE ! I feel bad because SG had to date that crack head! Your a dissipiontment to your fans

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