NBC News has confirmed the Miami Beach police have arrested pop sensation Justin Bieber this morning for drag racing in a rented Lamborghini. According to WTVJ in Miami, Justin Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence, although reports are unclear what additional charges he might face. There was also another car at the scene of the stop and another person may have been arrested with Bieber. Justin Bieber, 19, his lawyers and his representatives have not commented on his DUI arrest.
Justin Bieber is currently in the custody of the Miami Police. According to Miami Beach Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez, the driving incident occurred at about 4 a.m. this morning. Bieber also reportedly failed a sobriety test at the scene. According to police Justin Bieber allegedly was under the influence of drugs.
Penalties for Justin Bieber if convicted of DUI
Justin Bieber is under the age of twenty one. Florida DUI laws have zero tolerance for drivers under the age of 21, and he can be charged and convicted of DUI if the state can prove he was driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The legal blood alcohol concentration for a minor is 0.02%, not the adult level of 0.08%.
If Justin Bieber is convicted of DUI he will have his license suspended for six months. If his BAC is over 0.05% he may have a longer license suspension. If tests reveal is BAC was above 0.08% he could be subject to fines up to $2,000 and may be required to spend time in jail.
Justin Bieber and history of criminal actions
Justin Bieber is getting quite a reputation. Just last week he had his Los Angeles house raided after the Los Angeles sheriffs department obtained a search warrant and searched his home over an allegation that he may have caused more than $20,000 in damages to his neighbors home after an egging incident.
Prior to that incident, he has been videoed peeing in a mop bucket at a restaurant, spitting over the balcony at a Toronto hotel, attacking the paparazzo and kicking a reporter MMA style in the stomach, smoking marijuana, drinking, and encouraging his fans to commit piracy.
Who is Justin Bieber?
Born on March 1, 1994, Justin Bieber is considered a Canadian pop singer, song writer and actor. He was discovered on YouTube by an American talent manager Scooter Braun. He later met Usher Raymond and was signed to the Raymond Braun Media Group and then to Island Records.
His first seven track album My World, went platinum in the United States when it was released in November 2009. Later albums have had similar success in the United States and throughout the world. He has received numerous awards, including Artist of the Year Awards in 2010 and 2012. He has more than 40 million Twitter followers and is considered one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, according to Forbes Magazine.