Justin Bieber was charged with drunk driving after allegedly drag racing his yellow Lamborghini against his friend's red Ferrari in a residential Miami neighborhood, reports CNN. The two were charged with driving 60 mph in a 30 mph zone while a convoy of black SUVs blocked the streets to allow the race.
Along with the DUI charge, Bieber also faces charges for resisting arrest and driving without a valid license.
The 19-year-old pop star was pulled over shortly after 4 a.m. Following the arrest, Bieber was allegedly belligerent towards arresting officers and refused to comply with officer's requests to perform a pat-down for weapons. Bieber reportedly cursed at the arresting officer and failed a field sobriety test. During the arrest, authorities say that the underage star admitted to drinking alcohol as well as smoking marijuana and consuming prescription medication.
DUI Penalties That Bieber May Face
As you can see, Justin Bieber faces a wide-variety of criminal penalties. First, as an underage drunk driver, Bieber could face drunk driving penalties even if his blood alcohol level was below 0.08. That's because most state laws (including Washington) provide a lower legal limit to minors under the age of 21.
In addition, Bieber could face enhanced penalties for driving without a valid licensed and for not cooperating with arresting officers. The fact that he allegedly admitted to drinking, smoking pot, and taking prescription medication will only make his defense that much more difficult.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
Not all DUI arrests may receive the same fan-fare as Justin Bieber's. However, you should know that the penalties can be severe nevertheless. To learn how a Seattle DUI attorney can assist you, contact the lawyers at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000. Don't fight your DUI fight alone!