Justin Bieber DUI arrest: Singer released from jail - see 2 mug shots
Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, on suspicion of driving under the influence, drag-racing and resisting arrest and spent several hours in jail on Thursday, Jan. 23.
The incident took place just after 4 a.m. The 19-year-old pop star posted a $2,500 bond just after 2 p.m. ET. Wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses, Bieber was seen leaving the building and blowing a kiss to fans and reporters waiting outside.
A law enforcement source told ABC News that Bieber's blood alcohol level was .04. Florida law states that people under 21 are considered driving under the influence if they have a blood alcohol level of .02 or more.
"Justin!" the fans shouted as the singer gave the peace sign and climbed into an Escalade, which then drove away.
Two mug shots of Bieber were released earlier in the day. He is seem smiling in one of them (see below). The singer has not commented about the arrest.
The incident marked the most serious legal incident Bieber, who has a massive fan following worldwide, has dealt with in recent months. In California, where he maintains a home, the singer is the subject of a police investigation of possible felony vandalism -- stemming from an alleged egging incident against his neighbor. A former bodyguard is also suing the singer over alleged unpaid wages.
Police said in a report, obtained by OTRC.com, that Bieber and R&B singer Khalil were both arrested on suspicion of drag-racing and driving under the influence and that the pop star cursed five times while he was being questioned by an officer on the side of the road and refused to take his hands out of his pockets when instructed to do so.
UPDATE: Bieber's booking and subsequent court appearance were expedited, ABC News reported.
"We have the discretion to make adjustments on the calendar due to safety and security concerns. Because of Justin Beiber's high profile status, a decision was made to place him on the afternoon bond calendar," Janelle Hall, a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, told the outlet.
Check out 7 more things police revealed in their report, plus answers to questions of whether Bieber, a Canadian, could be deported or sent to jail if convicted.
(NOTE: OTRC.com, nationally syndicated entertainment TV show "On The Red Carpet," parent company KABC Television and ABC News are owned by the Walt Disney Company.)