Jeremy Bieber: Is He Justin's Dad or Accomplice?

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Troubled Justin Bieber and his pops, Jeremy, have been hanging out in Miami Beach in between DUI arrests, drag racing through the streets of Miami and whatever other shenanigans are going on in Florida.

Justin has been following in the footsteps of so many other young celebrities in getting himself into trouble and his party pal dad just seems to be joining in the fun.

The elder Bieber was apparently partying with Justin at the Miami Beach night club SET just before the DUI arrest on Thursday. He is also reported to have blocked traffic so Justin could race the rented yellow Lamborghini at twice the legal speed limit.

The "Heartbreaker" singer told arresting officers that he was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and anti-depressants. He is accused of resisting arrest, cursing out the police, and having an expired driver's license. Bail was set at $2,500: $1,000 for resisting arrest, $1,000 for DUI, and $500 for his expired license.

One of Justin's childhood friends in Canada, Cory Bernier, has gone so far as to say that all of the 20-year-old's recent behavior is in response to his desire to please his tattoo-clad dad.

"Justin has a very good heart but his judgement is being clouded by drugs and alcohol and a lot of it is to impress his dad," said Bernier.

Bernier thinks it might be better for him to be spending more time with his mom, Patti Mallette. "He would be better spending more time with his mum. My message to Justin would be, 'Slow down and get help - you have your whole life ahead of you'."

Bieber's dad took to Twitter on Friday morning to speak out defensively on his son's arrest.

And he tweeted this a few hours ago:

Justin's mom and dad broke up when the singer was just 10 months old and his mom, Pattie, raised Justin with help from her mom and stepfather.

Jeremy, who is credited with teaching Justin to play guitar, had a strong relationship with his son, is now married to another woman with two children, Justin's half-siblings Jazymn, 5, and Jaxon, 4.

They currently live in the $850,000 home Justin bought for them.

Image via Twitter

Pam Wright