Bieber Busted in Miami Beach on Suspected DUI & Drag Racing - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Bieber Busted in Miami Beach on Suspected DUI & Drag Racing

Posted: Updated:
Police in Miami Beach, Florida, say 19-year-old pop singer Justin Bieber has admitted to drinking alcohol, taking prescription medications, and smoking marijuana before officers arrested him early Thursday morning. Police in Miami Beach, Florida, say 19-year-old pop singer Justin Bieber has admitted to drinking alcohol, taking prescription medications, and smoking marijuana before officers arrested him early Thursday morning.

UPDATE: MIAMI BEACH, FL - Police in Miami Beach, Florida, say 19-year-old pop singer Justin Bieber has admitted to drinking alcohol, taking prescription medications, and smoking marijuana before officers arrested him early Thursday morning. 

Police arrested him around 4 AM on suspicion of drag racing, DUI and resisting arrest.

Bieber wore an orange prison outfit for his first appearance in bond court, where Judge Joseph P. Farina ordered him held on $2,500 bond.

Police say they pulled over Bieber in a rented yellow Lamborghini in the area of Pine Tree Drive and West 26th Street, along with a red Ferrari which was also speeding. 

Police say Bieber's car was being trailed by multiple SUVs when officers gave chase, with two of the cars apparently being used to block the area off.

Officers say he was driving north on Pine Tree Drive at such a high rate of speed, that it took them a significant distance to catch him. The officer who made the arrest said the cars were going approximately 55 to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, Martinez said.

Police say the officer "smelled a strong odor of alcohol" coming from Bieber's car, and that the singer  had slow deliberate movements and a stuper look on his face.

Police say Bieber was "a little belligerent" with officers at the scene, questioning why he was stopped, and while he got out of the car, he wouldn't follow their instructions.

"Why the f--- are you doing this?" Bieber told the officer, according to the arrest report. "What the f--- did I do, why did you stop me?" 

"I ain't got no f---ing weapons, why do you have to search me." Bieber told the officer, according to the report.

According to the report, the officer told Bieber if he continued to take his hands off the car, he would be arrested. When Bieber turned around to face the officer, he was taken into custody, the report said.

Officers say Bieber failed a sobriety test at the scene. 

The other driver, identified by Miami Beach Police as rapper Crazy Khalil - real name Khalil Amir Sharieff, was also arrested and charged with DUI. He was being held on $1,000 bond Thursday, jail records showed.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police say Bieber was charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired Georgia license. Officers say he was cooperative at the police station. 

The report said he had a flushed face, bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath at the holding facility. He told officers he had been recording music at a studio, the report said.

He was transported and booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail.

----------------------------------------

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

MIAMI BEACH - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been arrested and is accused of DUI and drag racing.

The Miami Beach Police Department confirmed 19-year-old Bieber's arrest Thursday morning in a tweet on its official Twitter page.  Police say the pop star was drag racing on Miami Beach early Thursday.

Officials at the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections say Bieber has not yet been booked into jail.

The arrest comes on the heels of another controversy for Bieber.  Officials have said that detectives in California recently 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.

In that case, authorities arrested one member of Bieber's entourage on suspicion of drug possession.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.