Justin Bieber Released From Jail After Miami Beach Arrest
International pop icon Justin Bieber, following his arrest and release from jail Thursday, reportedly returned to a Miami Beach mansion on Collins where crazed fans and paparazzi waited outside for a glimpse of the star.
Bieber was released from jail Thursday after he was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and resisting arrest.
Before his release, the world-renowned star made a brief appearance in bond court. Bieber appeared before Miami-Dade County Judge Joseph P. Farina via teleconference.
Bieber was represented by famed attorney Roy Black, who has represented numerous celebrities and high profile cases in South Florida.
“At this particular time I’m not going to make any comments about the case except to say Mr. Bieber has been released on bond and we agreed that the standard bail would apply in this case,” said Black.
Judge Farina set Bieber’s bail at $2,500, which is the standard bond for a case of this type.
“I think this case will proceed as any other case does in the system,” said Black.
The pop artist left the jail just after 2 p.m., but not before stopping to wave to the gathered photographers and videographers.
It was the culmination of a day full of alleged drag racing, drug use and an arrest that started in the early morning hours on Miami Beach.
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.
TMZ reported late Thursday morning that Bieber’s father “helped facilitate” the crimes that landed Justin in jail. TMZ also reported that Jeremy Bieber, 38, was with the pop star throughout the day Thursday.
According to TMZ, Jeremy Bieber 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.
The young Bieber was arrested at 4:09 a.m. near the intersection of Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street in a yellow Lamborghini. The area of Pine Tree Drive on Miami Beach where the alleged drag racing was happening is a residential area with a posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. The arresting officer estimated Bieber was going twice the speed limit.
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.
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,” Miami Beach Police Ray Martinez said.
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