Update (January 28, 2014):
The results are back for Justin’s bud Khalil and it turns out he had no alcohol in his system when he was arrested last week.
TMZ reports Khalil’s two times on the breathalyzer both came up zero. Tests to see if other substances were in his system are still in the works, but the new report raises yet more questions about the validity of the police report.
Update (2:36 p.m. ET):
He’s out. Justin has posted bail and made his exit, waving to the crowds amassed outside.
Update (2 p.m. ET):
Justin’s gone to court in Miami Beach. The judge set Justin’s bail at $2,500 (a thirtieth of what the Biebs reportedly spent at a Miami strip club the other night). Justin has also hired an attorney, Roy Black. Roy has previously represented Rush Limbaugh and Kelsey Grammar.
Update (1:18 p.m. ET):
Justin had a blood alcohol level of .04, reports TMZ. That’s not to the levels of drunk driving (that’s .08 in Florida) but remember, Justin’s 19. Any driver under 21 caught with a blood alcohol level of .02 or higher automatically has his license suspended for six months, according to the Florida State DMV.
Justin has also admitted to smoking marijuana before getting behind the wheel, which adds a whole other illegal dimension to his DUI charge.
Update (8:40 a.m. ET):
According to TMZ, the DUI wasn’t all Justin was arrested for — he’s also been charged with driving on an expired license and for resisting arrest without violence. Yikes! TMZ also has a video from the scene.
It looks like Justin was leaving a club and driving in a yellow Lamborghini at the time of his arrest — in a residential neighborhood where people with Justin had blocked off the street so he could race. There are so many people we want to wag our fingers at right now.
The Miami Beach PD Twitter adds that Justin’s pal, Khalil, was also arrested. Let the events of the last week be a lesson to us all: hang out with Justin, expect to end your night in The Big House.
Original story (7:01 a.m. ET):
As long as you love me, we could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be… handcuffed in the back of a cop car?
It sounds like eggs are the least of Justin Bieber’s worries now: According to what Miami police have told a local NBC affiliate, Justin was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning after he was caught drag racing — DUI included.
The story is still developing, but we’ll keep you posted.
Justin’s been taking a much needed vacay this week after dealing with all the legal drama that comes with, you know, having your house searched by police and watching one of your BFFs get arrested for drug possession. First, he stopped over in Colorado for a little snowboarding and some unsolicited snow art, and now he’s spending a few days relaxing in Miami by dropping $75,000 at a strip club in one night.
If Justin’s really been arrested this time, we hope it’s the wake-up call he and his entourage need to finally get our boy in line…especially if his rumored drug addiction is more than just a rumor. Selena Gomez, wherever you are out there in this crazy world, please heed our advice and just keep on walking.
Sources: TMZ, Florida State DMV, TMZ, Miami Beach PD Twitter, NBC Miami