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Leonardo V. Rodrigues crashed into parked vehicle
BRYON, Maine — An Everett man was killed in Byron, Maine Friday night when his snowmobile crashed into a parked vehicle, the Maine Warden Service said.
Leonardo V. Rodrigues, 34, and other snowmobilers were traveling on a private road when the crash occurred. Rodrigues was taken to Central Maine Medical Center by medical helicopter where he later died of his injuries.
A second man in the party of snowmobilers, William Ashmore Jr., 39, of Boston, was charged with operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.
Justin Bieber attends the premiere of Open Road Films’ “Justin Bieber’s Believe” at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Dec. 18, 2013, in Los Angeles. JASON KEMPIN/GETTY IMAGES
Justin Bieber has been arrested for a DUI and for drag racing on a Miami Beach street, police say.
Miami Beach Police Department confirmed the pop star’s arrest to CBS News station WFOR in Miami.
The 19-year-old singer was in a yellow Lamborghini when he was arrested and later failed a sobriety test.Officers saw two cars racing at 4:09 a.m. Thursday, with two vehicles apparently used to block the area off, Miami Dade-Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told WSVN in South Florida. He says the second car was a red Ferrari, and that driver was also arrested. Both cars were towed.
Bieber failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Miami Beach police station for a Breathalyzer and processing, Hernandez said. Bieber will be transported to the Miami-Dade County jail, Hernandez said.
The street where police say Bieber was racing is a palm-tree-lined residential area in mid-Miami Beach. Along one side of the street are small apartment buildings, and on the other side are a high school, a youth center, a golf course and a city firehouse.
According to WFOR, Bieber has been staying in Miami this week, and on Wednesday was spotted out a nightclub.
On Wednesday, Bieber posted a series of photos and videos on Instagram:
Earlier this month, officials said that detectives in California searched Bieber’s home looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbor’s home. Officials said Bieber was at the home and cooperated with authorities
In that case, authorities arrested one member of Bieber’s entourage on suspicion of drug possession: Lil Za, a rapper whose real name is Xavier Smith.
After being taken to jail, Smith had felony vandalism added to his potential charges and was released on bail at about 8:15 p.m.The singer lives in a gated community in Calabasas, a celebrity enclave about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Previous investigations into Bieber’s conduct by the sheriff’s department have not resulted in charges.
In October, prosecutors declined to charge Bieber after a neighbor complained he drove recklessly through the area. Prosecutors in November 2012 also declined to charge the singer after a paparazzo accused him of punching and hitting him after leaving a Calabasas movie theater.
The latest issues with the law follow a string of head-scratching incidents over the past year.
In December, the singer tweeted that he was “officially retiring” but then told fans he’s “here forever.” The previous month, he was reportedly caught at a brothel in Brazil. During that same say, Bieber left the stage at Arena Anhembi in Sao Paulo after an audience member threw a bottle at him; he never returned.
He recent told radio host Ryan Seacrest, “People don’t get to see me living as a 19-year-old boy…I’m still finding myself and when I have the media attacking me every day it’s no [different] than bullying that happens in school.”
Last month, he visited young victims of Typhoon Haiyan, traveling to the Philippines after launching a worldwide campaign to help those affected by the deadly storm.