But it wasn't just his own life he was risking.
The Biebs also had a passenger. A FEMALE passenger.
The young woman, who has been identified as Justin's friend model Chantel Jeffries, accompanied Justin out of the club and into his rented Lamborghini just moments before the arrest.
No word yet on whether Chantel had any charges filed against her, but seeing as she was just a passenger we're guessing she's in the clear.
Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) for a closer look at Justin's unlucky date!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]