Pubescent sex symbol Justin Bieber was arrested early this morning in Miami for allegedly drag racing and driving under the influence, according to a tweet from the Miami Beach Police Department. What a stupid idiot.
Officers noticed that two cars had been parked to block off part of a residential street, and two additional cars were drag racing in the blocked off area (one car was driven by the intoxicated Bieber). The other driver, identified as singer Khalil Sharief was also arrested. While Bieber still has to take a Breathalyzer and be transported to the Miami Dade county jail, things aren’t looking good. Police Chief Raymond Martinez told the Miami Herald that “Bieber was incoherent, had his hands in his pockets and resisted arrest without violence…He also did not have a valid license.”
It was really only a matter of time before Bieber went and got himself arrested. A DUI fits in nicely with his pattern of entitled behavior, given that a drunk driving is perhaps the biggest entitlement of all. Why care about potentially injuring or killing people when you’re young, famous, and having fun?
Drunk driving isn’t harmless or silly or just something wealthy people don’t get punished for. I will never understand people’s laissez-faire attitude towards drunk driving, or the people who have the gall to brag about it, as if it’s something that should be impressive. If you want to get drunk and play with knives in a contained space where the only person you’ll hurt is yourself, then be my guest, you dumb shit. But carelessly driving drunk and turning yourself into a weapon without a safety is hardly impressive or cool.
It’s infuriating to think about the leeway that wealthy people and celebrities are afforded when it comes to DUIs, and the utter lack of consequences is appalling. Bieber will probably get something like probation or community service, when he should face much greater consequences–as should anyone who recklessly and selfishly puts other people’s lives in danger.
And…here’s the mugshot.
What a qt pie. It’ll look great on all of the forthcoming FREE BIEBER shirts.
Photo: Getty Images