Justin Bieber has reflected on seven years since he was arrested, saying it was “not my finest hour” and he is “not proud of where I was at in my life”. The singer, 26, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drink or drugs, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid licence, after apparently drag racing on a street in Miami, Florida, on January 23 2014. Prosecutors dropped the charge after the singer made a donation of 50,000 US dollars (about £42,000) to a youth charity as part of a plea deal. The arrest – along with the notorious mugshot of a 19-year-old Bieber smiling while wearing a prison-issue jumpsuit – seemed to confirm people’s suspicions he had been given too much, too soon. An online petition calling for the Canadian to be deported from the US attracted more than 100,000 signatures, though the Obama administration declined to make any substantive comment. Sharing a photograph of himself in handcuffs, he wrote on Instagram: “7 years ago today I got was arrested, not my finest hour.