MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – International pop star Justin Bieber has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and drag-racing early Thursday morning, according to Miami Beach Police.
Bieber has been in town the past few days, and was reportedly visiting a club on Lincoln Road Wednesday night.
Bieber’s entourage reportedly used their two or three cars to block traffic on Pine Tree Drive to create a drag strip for the young star. He was arrested at 4:09 a.m. near the intersection of Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street in a yellow Lamborghini.
The area of Pine Tree Drive where the alleged drag racing was going on is a residential area with a 30 miles per hour speed limit. The arresting officer estimated Bieber was going twice the speed limit.
According to the arrest report, the arresting officer said, “I immediately smelled an odor of alcohol eminating from the drivers breath and bloodshot eyes. The driver had slow deliberate movements and a stuper look on his face.
“He felt at that time that Mr. Bieber may have been impaired,” Hernandez said.
The arresting officer said Bieber stated, “Why the f*** are you doing this?” “Finally, the driver exited the vehicle as he kept going into his pants pockets.”
The officer said he asked Bieber to not go into his pants and put his hands on top of the car. The arresting officer said Bieber took his hands off the car and faced the officer. The officer said he told Bieber to look forward because he was going to perform a patdown.
Bieber responded to the officer, “What the f*** is this about?”
The officer said if Bieber didn’t cooperate, he would be subject to arrest. Bieber, according to the arresting officer, turned around to face the officer and the officer grabbed his right hand and told him he was under arrest.
Bieber responded, “What the f*** are you doing?”
“He was brought to the Miami Beach Police station where a DUI investigation was conducted,” Martinez said.
According to the police report, once at the Miami Beach Police Department, officers noticed Bieber had a “flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of an alcoholic beverages on his breath.” Police conducted a sobriety field test on “a flat, dry, smooth, and well lit surface” and that Biber, “did not perform to standards,” and later agreed to a breath test and drug evaluation.
“During the investigation, Bieber made a statement that he had consumed some alcohol, had been smoking marijuana and had consumed some prescription medication,” Martinez said.
The chief also noted that Bieber is under 21 and not allowed to drink anyway.
Martinez said Bieber has been cooperative with police and not caused any problems during his booking.