Thursday, 23 January 2014
Justin Bieber arrested on suspicion of DUI and drag racing in Miami
Justin Bieber has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, drag racing and resisting police arrest, it has been reported.
According to law enforcement sources, the pop star was taken into custody for his involvement in an road race in Miami Beach early this morning.
Bieber is currently at the police department, where he is being tested for drugs and alcohol levels after failing a sobriety test at the crime scene, TMZ reports.
He will remain in custody while his case is booked and processed and his bail is set.
It is thought that police initially stopped the star for drag racing in a yellow Lamborghini.
Bieber reportedly visited a strip club on Lincoln Road on Wednesday night. The incident is thought to have taken place shortly after he left the venue, where he allegedly spent a cool $75,000 (£45,000).
Def-Jam rapper Khalil was also arrested at the scene. He was driving a red Lamborghini.
A second person is thought to have been travelling with Bieber in the passenger seat. TMZ reports that the person is a model named Chantel. The article also suggests that Bieber's management blocked off the street especially for Bieber to drag race.
According to the police report obtained by the site, Bieber was defiant from the outset, shouting at the officers on the scene: "Why the f**k are you doing this?"
He also yelled: "What the f**k did I do. Why did you stop me?"
When an officer tried to perform a routine pat down, Bieber said, "I ain't got no f**king weapons, why do you have to search me? What the f**k is this about?"
Bieber claimed he wasn't drunk and that he was returning from recording music in a studio.
However, the report suggests he had lied to law enforcement officers and was returning from the club.
Before the pat down, Bieber "kept going into his pants pocket" as he exited his vehicle.
The officer ordered him to put his hands on the vehicle, and Bieber initially complied but soon took his hands off the car, before turning round and swearing at the officer.
The policeman then grabbed Bieber by the right arm. He pulled his arm away, and said, "What the f**k are you doing?"
The report says Justin was driving between 55 and 60mph in a 30mph residential area.
His 4am posts then continued with the contradictory statement that he would be here "forever".
He wrote: "The media talks a lot about me. They make a up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle... Be kind loving [sic] to each other, forgive each other as god forgave us through Christ Merry Christmas IM HERE FOREVER".
He first suggested he would be quitting the industry during an interview with Power 106 FM, where he told host Kurt Alexander in Los Angeles: "Um, I'm actually retiring man". He added: "I want to grow as an artist, and I'm taking a step out, I want my music to mature."
However, his manager Scooter Braun later dismissed the singer's remarks and confirmed that he will not be retiring after all. "Next year he's taking a break just to make music and relax, take some time for himself for the first time since he was 12," Braun told ITN at the premiere for his new movie Believe.