Anyone who has been keeping up with the news in the last few weeks knew that it was coming; pop sensation Justin Bieber’s latest antics led to his early morning arrest. The Bieber, was arrested by Miami Beach’s Finest for allegedly drag racing with fellow recording artist and partner in crime (no pun intended) Khalil Amir Sharieff, an up-and-coming R&B singer formerly associated with producer LA Reid. The pair were pulled over after 4 a.m. on Thursday morning according to ETOnline. Bieber is reported to have been driving a rented Lamborghini. After allegedly failing a field sobriety test, the former Atlanta resident and teen idol was charged with drag racing and driving under the influence. Bieber is 19.
Miami Beach police tweeted the following,
Local Fox affiliate WSVN-TV is reporting on its website that Bieber admitted to Miami Beach Police that he smoked marijuana, took pills and drank beer before his early morning arrest. According to authorities, someone reported two people drag racing. Officers arriving on the scene found Bieber and Sharieff in a yellow Lamborghini and a red Ferrari. Police say that two SUVs were used to block off the street to create a race track. Sharieff is also being charged with DUI. Along with DUI and drag racing; Bieber could be facing other charges which include driving on an expired Georgia license and resisting arrest without violence.
Bieber’s arrest is just the latest in a string of incidents that have escalated in seriousness in recent months. Just last week Bieber was investigated by the LA County Sheriff in relation to an allegation that he threw eggs at the home of his Calabasas neighbor, a possible felony if the property damaged exceeded $400. Detectives with the LA County Sherriff’s Department executed a search warrant on Bieber’s home on January 10. Rapper and former housemate Lil Za was arrested during that search for felony possession of cocaine. At the time police said that the drugs were in plain view and it didn’t belong to Bieber.
Will a night in the Dade County lockup scare the Bieber straight? The 19 year-old has been on a downward spiral for a while now, and the question many have is; where has his supposed mentor been? Usher for a lack of a better word has been MIA at least in public the last few weeks when Bieber's pranks have escalated. This young artist who by all accounts just a while ago had a bright and promising future seems to be headed down a very dangerous and familiar path. Maybe there are things going on behind the scenes, however anyone with connected brain cells saw this or something worst coming. Hopefully this will be the wake up call he needs to get his act together.