By Shannon Carlin
After a tumultuous 2013 in which Justin Bieber made headlines for fighting with his neighbors, going nuts at a NYC nightclub, peeing on Bill Clinton (well, sort of) and losing custody of his pet monkey, the pop star swore this year would be different. But only 23 days into 2014 and it seems like it’s more of the same.
Earlier today (Jan. 23), Bieber was arrested in Florida for drag-racing and driving under the influence with the official report stating that the officer smelled an “odor of alcohol emanating from the drivers breath and bloodshot eyes.” Bieber—who was charged with resisting arrest without violence, a DUI and driving with an expired drivers license—was later released on a $2,500 bail, stopping on his way out to wave at photographers and blow kisses to his fans.
Related: Read Justin Bieber’s Police Report
“This is the best thing that could have happened to him,” said former child star Danny Bonaduce on his radio morning show on Seattle’s KZOK-FM (a Radio.com station) hours after news of Bieber’s arrest went public. “Speaking from personal experience, this could save his life.”
In an interview with Radio.com hours later, Bonaduce spoke further on his claims that jail could be a saving grace for the pop star. “I used to be something like Justin Bieber,” Bonaduce said. “I didn’t have the cash, but you know, every time something I would think was bad happened, somebody would say, ‘Best thing that ever happened to Bonaduce.’ I think there’s absolutely a real chance that the cops saved his life today.”