Justin Bieber arrested for DUI

Fri-24-Jan-14 09:53

Justin Bieber has appeared in front of a judge following his alleged DUI in Miami Beach.

The 'Baby' singer was arrested in the early hours of this morning for both driving under the influence and drag racing.

Hours later Justin appeared before Judge Joseph P Farina who set his bond at US$2,500.

The breakdown of his bond was US$500 for driving on an expired licence, US$1000 for DUI, and US$1000 for resisting arrest without violence.

The hearing was broadcast on closed circuit television and showed Justin in his orange prison uniform.

The 19-year-old didn’t speak throughout the short arraignment but sported a mournful expression and kept glancing to his left where his legal team were presumably stood.

He also chewed the inside of his mouth and twitched his heavily tattooed left arm.

Meanwhile law enforcement sources have told TMZ exactly what Justin’s alcohol readings were after his arrest.

"Justin blew a .04. That would not automatically make him a drunk driver if he were 21 or older,” the website reports. "But Justin is 19, and Florida has a zero tolerance for underage drinkers who drive and if he blows higher than a .02 it's an automatic licence suspension.

"Remember, he was arrested for DUI for both drugs and alcohol. If booze and drugs impaired his driving, even if it was just a sip of liquor, he can be convicted of DUI."

As well as the arrest for DUI and drag racing, TMZ earlier reported that Justin was also busted for resisting arrest without violence and driving on an expired licence.

"[Justin] made statements he had consumed some alcohol, been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication," officials said at a news conference after the Canadian singer's arrest.

A police spokesman says, "I don't have the levels. It's a combination, when you have narcotics - marijuana and alcohol - it's the impairment - being impaired while you're driving."

The spokesman adds, "At first he was a little belligerent, questioning, using some choice words... He did acknowledge that he did take a prescription medication and that he had been smoking marijuana and that he had consumed a beer."

The police report filed after the star's arrest reveals Bieber had allegedly been racing his rented Lamborghini sports car at more than double the speed limit in a residential street, while the officer who detained him claimed the star stank of booze and had bloodshot eyes.

The report also states Bieber swore at the officers and demanded to know why he had been stopped, raging at the cops, "Why the f**k are you doing this?... What the f**k did I do? Why did you stop me?"

The report goes on to reveal Bieber told the police he had been on his way home from a recording session at a studio when his car was stopped.

Bieber, who published pictures of himself driving around in the Lamborghini with a female friend prior to his arrest, was taken to a local police station before being transferred Miami-Dade County jail later on Thursday.

Bieber's arrest sheet, which revealed he has been given the jail number 140003991, showed he was officially charged with DUI, resisting arrest, and driving on an invalid licence.

The driver of the other car which allegedly took part in the drag race has been named as R&B singer Khalil. The 19 year old, full name Khalil Sharief, remains in police custody.

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