Justin Bieber’s toxicology reports show that the teen singing sensation had been smoking marijuana, and was also on prescription medication for anxiety at the time of his DUI arrest recently.
The pop superstar was arrested for DUI in Miami Beach last month after police found him driving several miles above the speed limit. When police pulled him over, they found that he showed signs of alcohol intoxication, including slurred speech and a blank stare on his face.
Officers asked him to perform a sobriety test, and when he refused, he was arrested. He was arrested for driving under the influence and drag racing. He was also found to have been driving with an invalid license at the time.
At the time of the arrest, Bieber admitted to police officers that he had smoked pot, and had also taken some prescription medication just before he began driving. Samples were taken for testing, and according to the test results, he had THC and alprazolam, which is the key ingredient in antianxiety drug Xanax in his system at the time of the arrest. He tested negative for a number of other drugs, including methamphetamines, oxycodone and cocaine.
The report’s findings were released after the pop star pleaded not guilty to charges of DUI. He also faces charges of resisting arrest and driving with an expired license, and he has pleaded not guilty to those charges as well.
The stakes can seem higher when you are a celebrity figure in the public eye, who has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, in cases of DUI, the media likes to run with the story and the celeb is presumed guilty until proven innocent. The Bieber story, for example, has been splashed across the front pages, and there’s even a petition on to get him deported from this country. Bieber is a Canadian citizen, and the petition wants his visa revoked.
Bieber’s arrest is the latest in a long series of legal troubles for the 19-year old star who, as Denver DUI lawyers find very often happens with young celebrities, seems to be having some kind of personal meltdown, like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears before him. What he really needs is for people close to him to get him to take charge of his life, which seems to be spiraling out of control, and set it back on track again.