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Justin Bieber Arrested for DUI
By MADD | January 23, 2014| 7 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

Today, we heard about another celebrity being arrested for DUI, and this time it’s a celebrity that isn’t even of legal drinking age—19-year-old Justin Bieber. Underage drinking is dangerous, not to mention illegal, and it is unacceptable for anyone to make the choice to drive drunk, especially a celebrity, who may been seen as a role model.

Drunk driving is a choice, and it is 100-percent preventable.

As with any drunk driving arrest, MADD believes everyone has the right to a fair trial, and if found guilty, should be convicted and sentenced to the full extent of the law.  We encourage judges to use the full power provided by law in each state to determine appropriate sanctions for anyone convicted of drunk driving.

Our hope is that a high-profile DUI arrest such as this one will serve as a reminder to adults 21 and over, both celebrities and fans alike, to plan ahead for a safe way home if their plans include alcohol, as well as reminds those under 21 that drinking alcohol is illegal.



Submitted by abouttime at 10:07 PM on January 31, 2014
M.A.D.D. should be advocating more forcefully to make DUI offenses a ground of deportability and inadmissibility in immigration law. In general, DUIs are not deportable/inadmissible offenses and are not considered crimes involving moral turpitude. M.A.D.D. should use Bieber as the poster boy for this cause!
Submitted by Disappointed at 10:27 PM on January 25, 2014
Is M.A.D.D. going to just make a statement and let this slide? If so, I'm very disappointed. What example is this for his young fans?
Submitted by Whistlepg1 at 10:04 PM on January 25, 2014
This is a case of money can get you anything. If this was a poor Mexican he would have been deported as an undesirable. This little punk gets away with how many under age drinking and DWI's. Has other offenses and is let to stay in this country. Who in the Government is going to get some you know what's and say enough? Are they going to wait until he kills someone then do something? Why isn't your group screaming for this.
Submitted by rel69 at 09:47 PM on January 24, 2014
word is that MADD took a payout of $5 million not to attack Justin Bieber over the recent arrest. MADD sold out as they have done before!
Submitted by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on January 24, 2014
What is mad going to do about this. I am hoping that they go after him with full force. Justin needs to be put in jail for the maxium amount of the Law. Madd should be out pushing for this to happen. If young people see that there music hero is put in jail then they might listen for a change. Have you read the tweets and post on-line. many of his fans do not even think he has done something that wrong. I think if you truely want to make a difference you need to make a stand against Justin and put him behind bars not drinking at them.
Submitted by sally at 08:41 PM on January 23, 2014
Celebrity or not, underage, drunk, drug affected, no licence & racing on city streets, the penalty and 're-education' should reflect the crime not the 'celeb status'. He has the money to 'cab it'. He has the money to pay for his overdue licence. What he doesn't have is the smarts needed to make better choices. Let the punishement reflect the crime and the lack of remorse shown by this 'showoff'.....
Submitted by just a fact at 04:47 PM on January 23, 2014
just reading some posts here and as I read more and more I also get madd at how stupid you people really are !!normaly I would not take the time to respond but I will. all everyone does is try to pass a law. laws mean shit to a drinker .politicians love how you say we need a new law it makes them look like heros and still people drink you cannot control every humans actions the only motivator here is money. if I can profit from it I more than likely I will conform to not drinking and driving. lets start with the bars and clubs and resturaunts pay them to call cabs at no cost to the patron but this will cost money. yes it will but drinking and driving will go down devices installed in cars will not be effective because lets face it companys want to make money so I would promote drinking and driving so I can promote my product I could go on and on but why bother there is no profit in being a responsible society

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