Police raided Justin Bieber's home last week for evidence in the vandalism case against him. Today he was arrested ... but not for the reasons you may think. It now appears that Bieber has a whole new set of legal issues to deal with. Read on for the facts.
1. Justin Bieber Has Been Arrested For Drag Racing
Cops raided Bieber's house last week for evidence in the vandalism case against him. But, the star has not been arrested because of anything that occurred on that day ... According to the Miami Herald:
Pop star Justin Beiber was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday on charges of DUI and drag-racing.
While some Beliebers fear this arrest could mean that their beloved Bieber would be deported back to Canada, it is highly unlikely to occur. Immigration attorney Michael Wildes tells E! News she feels Bieber would not be deported for this crime:
The truth is, crimes are crimes and the government has a strong policy of pursuing individuals who are here on temporary visas if the case warrants it. However, I do not believe that this case warrants it.
The bad-boy musician’s entourage had apparently used their cars to block traffic on Pine Tree Drive at 26th Street, a residential area, at 4:30 a.m., creating a drag strip for the young star, who was in a Lamborghini.
TMZ reports that Bieber had just left a night club and was driving a yellow Lamborghini when police spotted him in a residential neighborhood.
Justin and Chantel Jeffries before his arrest pic.twitter.com/f9kczS0D7M
— #AlomoNation (@Natty_Java) January 23, 2014
Apparently, Bieber had beautiful model Chantel Jeffries in the car with him.
ABC News reports that this incident is a first-degree misdemeanor, which could "get him up to six months in jail and have his license suspended for six months".
Bieber was taken to county jail for processing. Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Hernandez added that Bieber cannot be bailed out until after 12 p.m., because of a mandatory eight-hour drying out period after a DUI arrest.
2. Bieber Was Under The Influence
— ♥ Bizzle ♥ (@jerryholderx) January 23, 2014
Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez told the Miami Herald that Justin Bieber was definitely under the influence of drugs. Tests were taken for proof. TMZ reports that Bieber was given field sobriety tests on the scene, but failed.
JUSTIN BIEBER: according to police admitted to drinking alcohol, smoking marihuana & taking prescription medication. pic.twitter.com/GrSOIkjUyy
— Ben Kennedy (@BenKennedyTV) January 23, 2014
3. Rapper Khalil Was Also Arrested
— WSVN-TV (@wsvn) January 23, 2014
Apparently, rapper Khalil was also arrested on the scene, as he was driving the red Lamborghini, participating in the drag racing. Khalil is a well-known rapper with Def Jam Records.
Our first look at the scene where Justin Bieber was stopped by Miami Beach Police. Eastbound I-195 at Collins. pic.twitter.com/BMPqMkNb1D
— Jason Martinez (@JasonMartinezTV) January 23, 2014
4.Khalil Isn't the Only Friend of Bieber's to Get Caught Up in His Legal Issues
Bieber's friend Lil Za was arrested on drug possesion when Bieber's house was raided for surveillance videos last week. It seems that Bieber's been hanging with the wrong crowd ... or is it the other way around?
Here's a photo of all the cops surrounding the Biebs estate while conducting the search:
right now - an aerial view of cops raiding Justin Bieber's house for an egging incident. I count 6 marked cruisers pic.twitter.com/OeXoqauXjO
— Jim Harrington (@jejharrington) January 14, 2014
It's pretty known at this point that Justin Bieber is suspected of vandalizing a neighbor's home with about two dozen eggs. In addition, because the damages equal over $20,000, the charge is now listed as a felony. This new arrest will definitely not help Bieber's present case.
5. Justin Bieber Resisted Arrest
— tiana (@bieberblunts) January 23, 2014
Though he was not violent, Bieber apparently was incoherent and resisted arrest, holding his hands in his pockets. He also did not seem to be carrying a valid drivers' license.
— E! Online (@eonline) January 23, 2014