For the second time in 2014, the world sat witness to Justin Bieber’s private meltdown. After two years of excusing and applauding his wreckless driving history, the long arm of the law caught up with Bieber after he egged a rich guy’s house and one of his friends was busted for carrying his drugs.
Last night, the popular mega-star was arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, and drag racing in Miami Dade-County. South Florida seems to be a popular place for L.A. based celebrities to drive dangerously.
While gossip news sources and Bieber haters will delight in this news, the sad truth is our society that dismisses dangerous driving behavior is partially to blame for the Bieb’s most recent meltdown behind the wheel. Consider his recent driving history and wonder how a sane society allows this young man to operate deadly machinery.
- July of 2012, America’s teenage heartthrob was stopped for speeding down the 101 in his customized chrome Karma in an attempt to escape the paparazzi; former Councilmember and cop Dennis Zine helped make the bust
- November of 2012, he was ticketed for making an unsafe turn in West Hollywood, and having expired registration on his high-powered white Ferrari
- The next day, he’s photographed standing up on his $20,000 Ducati while riding on the 405
- A paparazzo was killed crossing Sepulveda Blvd on New Years Day after Beiber’s Ferrari was stopped by the CHP; rapper Lil Twist was reportedly driving
- In May of last year, Beiber was accused of driving his Ferrari at highway speeds through his exclusive gated community, leading to an altercation with former pro football player Keyshawn Johnson
- Also in May, his car — without him in it — was pulled over for speeding in the same area; reports were Twist was once again behind the wheel
- In June, Beiber was investigated for suspicion of hit-and-run outside the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, again in a white Ferrari; no charges were filed
- In August, Beiber was ticketed in Calabasas early this morning for running a stop sign and driving his Ferrari without a valid license.
And this kid is still allowed to legally drive an automobile in this state? If the affluenza defense were ever going to be properly applied, it should be in this case. After all, why in the world should Bieber believe driving dangerously is a crime that anyone really cares about?