Justin Bieber is the antithesis of the manly man, despite his efforts to be one. Did you see that mustache he grew? Fail!
By now, you’ve probably heard about his arrest, but in case you haven’t, here is the skinny: The overly annoying pop star and his friend were arrested and charged by Miami Beach police with driving while intoxicated following an early morning traffic stop for drag racing in their Italian supercars. His mugshot, which looked like a high-school yearbook photo, showed a smiling, pimply faced boy in the early stages of puberty.
Bieber reportedly refused to follow the officer’s instructions and, after his arrest, admitted to have smoked marijuana and taken prescription medication.
Likely spoiling any potential planned display of manliness, Miami police revealed that they were driving at approximately 60 miles (96 kilometers) per hour in a 30-mph zone, rather than at the high speeds one would expect from an actual drag racing. As a result, neither was charged with drag racing.
Instead, Bieber was charged with resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, and using an expired driver’s licence, while his friend got a single DUI charge. His bond, which he paid and thus was bailed from prison, was $2,500 (U.S.) in total.
A drag race of just 60 mph? Having an expired licence (it doesn’t take long to renew one, and we are sure someone with a posse of managers as large as Bieber’s didn’t forget)? Giving the police a difficult time over such silly incident? I don’t know about you, but it all seems premeditated, all so this seemingly desperate teenager can boost his street cred as an outlaw.
In the U.S., a first DUI offence carries a maximum prison sentence of six months, a fine of $250 to $500, 50 hours of community service, and a six-month license suspension for those under 21. Chances are Bieber will get off scotch free — he is rich and famous, after all — but the stunt did expose the immature child that he still is.