Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning for drag racing and driving under the influence, according to several media reports, which were quickly confirmed by the Miami Beach Police.
#BreakingNews confirming @justinbieber has been arrested for DUI Drag Racing more info press release coming.
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) January 23, 2014
Police say Bieber was drag racing on Miami Beach when he was pulled over and failed a field sobriety test. Officials at the Miami-Dad Department of Corrections added that the pop star hasn’t been booked into jail yet, though TMZ explained that a mug shot will be released after he finishes undergoing further blood alcohol tests. The arrest happened shortly after the teen left a club. He was pulled over in a rented yellow Lamborghini and given a sobriety tests. The gossip site’s sources added that his passenger was also arrested. Reactions to Bieber’s arrest varied on Twitter, though the majority of users believe it’s about time the 19-year-old got some kind of a reality check.
justin bieber got arrested it’s about DAMN TIME — daddy (@legendarylouver) January 23, 2014
Justin Bieber was just arrested for a DUI… Poor guy. Knowing how it goes for celebs, he may have to spend up to a full hour in jail — Zach Williamson (@Zilliamson) January 23, 2014
justin bieber got arrested im not really surprised i saw it coming from the house raid — bridget 🙂 (@ninthaveharry) January 23, 2014
Other users made fun of the Biebs and his latest unfortunate run-in with the law.
Justin Bieber has just been arrested haha — Declan (@I_am_ThePile) January 23, 2014
What a great role model Justin Bieber is to all of his fans. Haha. — Draxlered (@Totalfootie7) January 23, 2014
Still others were supportive, even God.
No I will NOT stop following Justin Bieber now, any more than I stopped following Jesus Christ when HE was arrested for DUI and drag racing. — God (@TheTweetOfGod) January 23, 2014
Justin Bieber needs the love and support from all his beliebers right now, I think he needs to take a rest and just chill out — Kendra ✰ (@KennyTomlinson) January 23, 2014
was justin bieber really arrested? I feel bad for the kid he can’t catch a break — rach (@Craicednarry) January 23, 2014
I’m concerned that Justin Bieber is swiftly approaching the Lindsay Lohan zone. https://t.co/NEyjZwSPsU — Jon Fortt (@jonfortt) January 23, 2014
There was even one person who supposedly took a rather artsy photo of Bieber’s sobriety test. No way to tell if this is actually the singer.
Justin Bieber has been arrested in my neighborhood (Miami Beach) of drag racing and driving under the influence pic.twitter.com/bXIkkDyczq — Fuat Kircaali (@FuatKircaali) January 23, 2014
Finally, there was this poor girl, who reminded us of Chris Crocker and his infamous “Leave Britney Alone!” rant that has been turned into a meme, gif, and everything else.
leave justin bieber alone. he’s grown to know what he does, he is a human being like all of us and deserves our respect and support!
— Sara (@bieberlifePT) January 23, 2014
…okay. Well, Justin Bieber may have been arrested, but he likely won’t stay in jail long, since he has more than enough money to post bail. Still, he probably won’t be driving Lamborghinis anytime soon.