Justin Bieber's booking photo after his arrest in Miami Beach on January 23, 2014.
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (CBSMiami) - International pop star Justin Bieber was released Thursday afternoon
after he was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and drag-racing early
The world-renowned star appeared briefly in bond court earlier Thursday before Miami-Dade County Judge Joseph P. Farina.
In court, Bieber was represented by attorney Roy Black, who has
represented numerous celebrities and high profile cases in South
READ: Justin Bieber's arrest report (PDF)
Judge Farina set Bieber's bail at $2,500, which is the standard bond for a case of this type.
The pop artist left the jail just after 2 p.m., but not before stopping to wave to the gathered photographers and videographers.
Bieber has been in town the past few days, and was reportedly visiting Club Set on Lincoln Road Wednesday night.
The trouble started when Bieber's entourage allegedly used two or
three cars to block traffic on Pine Tree Drive to create a drag strip
for the young star. He was arrested at 4:09 a.m. near the intersection
of Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street in a yellow Lamborghini.
TMZ reported late Thursday morning that Bieber's father "helped facilitate" the crimes that landed Justin in jail.
According to TMZ, Jeremy Bieber, 38, was not only present when
Justin was arrested but that he was one of the people who helped block
off the residential street so his son could race.
TMZ also said that Jeremy was in the Set nightclub just before the arrest with Justin and was with him throughout the day.
The area of Pine Tree Drive on Miami Beach where the alleged drag
racing was happening is a residential area with a 30 miles per hour
speed limit. The arresting officer estimated Bieber was going twice the
According to the arrest report, the arresting officer said, "I
immediately smelled an odor of alcohol eminating (sic) from the drivers
breath and bloodshot eyes. The driver had slow deliberate movements and a
stuper (sic)look on his face.
"He felt at that time that Mr. Bieber may have been impaired," Hernandez said.
The arresting officer said Bieber stated, "Why the f*** are you doing
this?" "Finally, the driver exited the vehicle as he kept going into
his pants pockets."
The officer said he asked Bieber to not go into his pants and put his
hands on top of the car. The arresting officer said Bieber took his
hands off the car and faced the officer. The officer said he told Bieber
to look forward because he was going to perform a patdown.
Bieber responded to the officer, "What the f*** is this about?"
The officer said if Bieber didn't cooperate, he would be subject to
arrest. Bieber, according to the arresting officer, turned around to
face the officer and the officer grabbed his right hand and told him he
was under arrest.
Bieber responded, "What the f*** are you doing?"
"He was brought to the Miami Beach Police station where a DUI investigation was conducted," Martinez said.
According to the police report, once at the Miami Beach Police
Department, officers noticed Bieber had a "flushed face, bloodshot eyes,
and the odor of an alcoholic beverages on his breath." Police conducted
a sobriety field test on "a flat, dry, smooth, and well lit surface"
and that Bieber, "did not perform to standards," and later agreed to a
breath test and drug evaluation.
"During the investigation, Bieber made a statement that he had
consumed some alcohol, had been smoking marijuana and had consumed some
prescription medication," Martinez said.
The chief also noted that Bieber is under 21 and not allowed to drink anyway.
According to the Miami Herald, Bieber blew a .014
and .011 on a brethalizer test, but the Herald said both were too small
for a criminal charge or even administrative license suspension for
Martinez said Bieber has been cooperative with police and not caused any problems during his booking.
Bieber was transported from Miami Beach Police Headquarters to the
Turner Guilford Knight Correction Center just after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Law enforcement blocked the view of cameras while Bieber was being
taken inside the facility, which is not standard operating procedure.
Due to his arrest being a DUI, Bieber must remain in police custody for eight hours.
The driver of the red Ferrari was also arrested. Miami Beach Police
have identified the second driver as Khalil Amir Sharieff, a singer previously signed with
Def Jam Records.
Both the Lamborghini and the Ferrari were taken to the Miami Beach Police department's impound lot.
Earlier in the evening, Bieber and South Florida model Chantel
Jeffries cruised South Beach taking pictures with fans. The pictures
were posted on a Bieber fan page on tumblr.com.
On Monday, the 'Biebs' made headlines in Miami after he reportedly made it rain at a Miami Beach strip club. TMZ
reported that Bieber was spotted earlier in the evening at Mansion
nightclub on South Beach. Then he went to the King of Diamonds strip
club. The club's manager, Disco Rick, told WINZ radio that Bieber was
at the club, but was served no alcohol, and stayed in a VIP room.
The manager said Bieber stuffed wads of $100 bills into the hands of numerous unclothed coquettes.
Bieber's visit to South Florida has also led to an investigation in the city of Opa-locka where officials are investigating the unauthorized police escort given to Bieber Monday night by two of the department's marked squad cars.
Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton confirmed the questionable escort to our news partners at WFOR CBS4.
"This escort that was done for Justin Bieber was unauthorized. We
have spoken to our police administration and they are investigating the
matter," Chiverton said.
Just last week, investigators in California searched Bieber's home in
Calabasas during a search for evidence that the pop star was involved
in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in
damage to a neighbor's home.
Bieber, 19, was at the home and cooperated with authorities but was not interviewed by detectives.
As his downfall has been in the public view for the last few weeks,
some Hollywood stars have already started weighing in on his arrest.
"This is the best thing that could have happened to him," said former child star Danny Bonaduce on his radio morning show on Seattle's KZOK-FM. "Speaking from personal experience, this (arrest) could save his life."
Bonaduce became famous as part of the Partridge Family TV series cast
in the early 1970's. His life took troubling turns in the years after
the show, and in 1990, he was arrested for trying to buy cocaine in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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