Paul Walker died in the passenger seat of a Porsche that was going around or even more than 100 miles per hour, according to investigators’ reports. Although Justin Bieber was allegedly going only 60 miles per hour while drag racing this week, fans and others are telling him that he should take heed of what happened to Walker.
It’s important to note that Walker didn’t have any alcohol in his system, and neither did Roger Rodas, the driver of the car. Bieber had been drinking, smoking marijuana, and taking prescription pills before he was arrested in Miami Beach on Thursday morning.
Many people took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
“Justin Bieber Hasn’t Learned From Paul Walker’s Race Car Death,” wrote one user.
‘So Justin Bieber gets a DUI. For drag racing didn’t he not see what happen to Paul Walker? Apparently, not,” said another on the site
“Justin Bieber was arrested for road racing and he thinks it’s a laugh, yet Paul Walker tragically died a few months ago!” added another.
Others claimed Bieber was lucky becuase he was pulled over, as he may have ended up going faster and hurting himself if he hadn’t been pulled over.
“What’s the difference between Paul Walker and Justin Bieber? The Miami police,” another wrote.
A source close to the Bieber investigation told CNN that the singer’s blood-alcohol content was below 0.08 percent, which is below the legal limit for drivers in Florida. The tests indicated that his BAC was 0.011 percent.
Bieber, however, failed a field sobriety test and resisted arrest, officers said.
Bieber “was not cooperating with the officer’s instructions,” Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez said.
“At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him,” he added.
Bieber was allegedly racing a friend of his, 19-year-old singer Khalil Sharieff, who was arrested on drunken driving charges.
Both men were released on Friday on bail.
On Friday, Bieber broke his silence on Twitter.
“YOU ARE ALL WORTHY NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS >> BE STRONG GOD IS WITH US ALL> MY BELIEBERS CHANGED MY LIFE> I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL,” he wrote in a message that was retweeted more than 200,000 times.
Three Florida police officers were also suspended for giving Bieber an unauthorized escort from a Miami-area airport Monday night.
“All escorts must be approved … whether it was Bieber or anyone else, for that matter,” Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton told Reuters.