Say, cheese! Justin Bieber’s mug shot was released Thursday, just hours after his arrest in Miami Beach earlier this morning. The photo, obtained by WSVN-TV, shows the 19-year-old Canadian pop singer smiling despite his latest legal woes.
According to a previous report from TMZ, the “Never Say Never“ performer was arrested in a residential neighborhood early Thursday morning after being spotted driving 55 and 60 MPH in a 30 MPH zone and drag racing in a yellow Lamborghini. According to law enforcement sources, Bieber was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of his arrest.
TMZ reported that Bieber was arrested for DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest without violence. A police report obtained by TMZ reads that Bieber had “bloodshot eyes,” and “reeked of alcohol." While previously denying any wrongdoing, Bieber has since admitted to authorities to having beer, marijuana and prescription drugs in his system at the time of his arrest, ABC News reported.
The singer was booked at the Miami Beach Police station and has since been transported to a different correctional facility in Miami. If convicted of the first-degree misdemeanor, Bieber could face up to six months in jail and a license suspension of six months.
The latest arrest is one of many recent scandals for the pop singing sensation. Earlier this month, Bieber was connected to an egg-throwing vandalism case in his swanky Calabasas, Calif., neighborhood which reportedly caused one of his neighbor’s several thousand dollars in damage. If convicted of that felony, USA Today reported that Bieber could be at risk of being deported from the United States.