Watch Justin Bieber get arrested for drunk drag-racing

Justin Bieber just received a DUI in Miami. Police in the area confirmed that this morning. 

Mar 2, 2020, 9:55 am*

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Chase Hoffberger

Justin Bieber just received a DUI in Miami. Police in the area confirmed that this morning. 

The 19-year-old megastar had reportedly been drinking and drag racing his yellow Lamborghini somewhere around Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street at 4am Thursday morning when he “was pulled over and failed a sobriety test,” according to Miami Beach Police sergeant Bobby Hernandez. The Miami Herald reports Bieber had no license and resisted arrest without violence.

Tests also revealed that Bieber was under the influence of drugs at the time. He’s set to be booked at Miami-Dade County’s main jail this morning, where a bail will be set and he’ll surely pony up the cash.

News of the arrest spoiled breakfasts and ignited tantrums throughout households around the world this morning, as teens learned about the arrest and went downright haywire on Twitter. Bieber began trending immediately, and quickly drew consideration and hopeful prayers from such noted dignitaries as Ricky Gervais and onetime rapper Vanilla Ice.

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle was the voice of reason.

Elsewhere, Bieber’s hordes of fanatics are straight up flipping out. 

A full slew of teen lamentations can be found via the #prayforjustinbieber and similarly endearing #justinisoursoldier hashtags. Right now it’s unclear how the nation’s schools intend to go on with their lesson plans.

The good news—if there is any good news to come out of an arrest—is that we already have a Twitter parody account to gawk at. @BiebersDUI came to be shortly after 8am Eastern, and though it’s not particularly funny and hasn’t yet accumulated any followers, it’s nice to know that every national crisis will eventually receive its corresponding Twitter account. 

That’s all that’s known right now, except that this tweet from Jan. 21 currently rings especially true. 


Photo via ShelbyCasanova/Flickr

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2014, 11:12 am