Justin Bieber Appears To Stumble During DUI Test
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Video of Justin Bieber captured shortly after his arrest on Miami Beach shows the pop star submitting to a sobriety test in which he appears to momentarily lose his balance while attempting to walk along a straight white line.
In the clip from the holding area of the Miami Beach Police Department, part of more than 9 hours of video released Wednesday, Bieber is walking heel to toe when he slightly stumbles as he turns. He starts the walk over again.
Bieber then removes several items of clothing for a pat down.
He’s eventually led to a holding cell where he waits for a couple hours before eventually being transported via van to jail.
The embattled entertainer can be seen doing push-ups and pacing in the small space while he waits.
The videos do not contain audio.
Attorneys for CBS4 and its news partner the Miami Herald, along with attorneys for media outlets including CNN and the Associated Press, went to court last week to argue that since the tapes have been turned over to the defense as part of the discovery process in the case; the videos are now public record, and open to being viewed in their entirety.
Tuesday, Bieber’s defense team said they did not object to prosecutors releasing most of the video footage with the exception of five video clips which may show the 19-year old pop star urinating into a cup for a drug test.
As for the five disputed video clips, Judge William Altfield will view them, and review more court filings, before announcing his decision on March 4th.
Police stopped Bieber and singer Khalil Amir Sharieff on January 23rd after what they said was an illegal street drag race involving exotic cars.
Breath tests showed that Bieber’s blood-alcohol content was below the .02 legal limit for underage drivers, but toxicology tests revealed the presence of the active ingredient in marijuana and the antidepressant Xanax.
Bieber has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence, resisting arrest and invalid-license charges.