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Justin Bieber Arrested For Alleged DUI And Drag Racing In Miami

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Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami for DUI and drag racing.
Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami for DUI and drag racing.

Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami for alleged DUI and drag racing, according to multiple reports.

Bieber, 19, was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., early Thursday morning (Jan. 23), according to TMZ. The cops stopped him for drag racing in a residential neighborhood after he left a nightclub. He was given a field sobriety test and failed.

Bieber was apparently incoherent, kept his hands in his pockets and resisted arrest without violence, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez told the Miami Herald. Tests showed he was under the influence of drugs.

In the report, the officer stated: "I immediately smelled an odor of alcohol emanating from driver's breath and bloodshot eyes. The driver had slow deliberate movements and a stuper [sic] look on his face... I asked the driver to exit the vehicle to continue my investigation of a possible impaired driver. The driver stated: 'Why the fuck are you doing this?'"

He was in a rented Lamborghini at the time, according to NBC. Photos were taken of the vehicles and later posted to Twitter.

"Kid needs help," police spokesperson Bobby Hernandez said, per the Miami New Times. Hernandez said the pop star's entourage blocked traffic in the area so the singer could have space to speed.

No charges have been filed against Bieber in Miami-Dade Court as of Thursday morning, the Miami New Times noted. He is not currently incarcerated.

Bieber has had a wild stay in Miami thus far. On Monday (Jan. 20), he made headlines for partying at the King of Diamonds strip club, surrounded by six strippers in the VIP area, according to Celebuzz. Reports have claimed he dropped $75,000 at the adult venue.

Police are also currently investigating an unauthorized police escort given to Bieber Monday night by two of the Opa-locka Police Department’s marked squad cars, CBS Miami reported.

A representative for Bieber could not be immediately reached for comment.

This story is developing.

UPDATE: The Miami Beach Police confirmed Bieber's arrest in a tweet Thursday morning, and revealed R&B singer Khalil Sharief was also arrested.

UPDATE: Bieber has been charged with DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting an officer without violence. The arrest report can be viewed below.

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