Justin Bieber was reportedly pulled over by police after he was caught using his phone while driving. The Canadian pop star, 23, was reprimanded as he drove through Beverly Hills in his Mercedes G-Wagon on Saturday and was said to be ‘calm and collected’ during the incident – as alleged by TMZ. It is unclear whether the mega-star was texting or driving, but he accepted the citation for using his cell phone – which usually costs $162 – ‘without further incident.’ ustin was reportedly co-operative during his brush with the law and MailOnline has contacted representatives for further comment on the incident.
The occurrence came after he recently posted a split shot of his current self with his January 2014 mug shot, looking on the maturation and progress he’s made over the past few years, as he’s remained arrest-free since August of 2014. ‘I LOVE THIS because it reminds me IM NOT EXACTLY WHERE I WANT TO BE BUT THANK GOD IM NOT WHERE I USED TO BE!!’ he wrote. ‘THE BEST IS YET TO COME DO YOU BELIEVE IT?’
The Baby singer was taken into custody on January 23, 2014 after officials said they saw the singer drag racing in a yellow Lamborghini with a friend. He failed a sobriety test and cursed out authorities attempting to take him into custody, police said. The singer was charged with resisting arrest and DUI, as subsequent tests confirmed the presence of marijuana and Xanax in his system.
Bieber eventually worked out a plea deal with prosecutors in the case, as he pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, paying a $500 fine, completing anger management and drunken driving programs; and making a donation of $50,000 to the local charity Our Kids prior to the agreement.
While Bieber did not attend the August 13, 2014 hearing in South Florida, presiding Judge William Altfield directed a message to the singer through his legal representatives. Said the judge: ‘I hope that he realises that his actions not only lead to consequences that affect him, but they lead to consequences that affect others who are looking up to him as a role model.’
About a year after that, Bieber complained about his arrest in a 2015 interview with Complex, saying that law enforcement officials who arrested him wanted ‘press’ and ‘attention.’
‘The cop supposedly wanted to be famous for arresting celebrities, and someone had heard him say that prior to that,’ he said.
Bieber also denied speeding and drag racing in the incident, and claimed he ‘wasn’t drinking’ in the arrest, but ‘might have had a beer earlier in the day or something.