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Justin Bieber arrested on suspicion of DUI, Drag Racing

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(CNN) — Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said.

“What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?” Bieber told the police officer who pulled him over just after 4 a.m., according to the arrest report.

Bieber, 19, was booked into a Miami jail after failing a sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez told reporters Thursday.

He is set to appear before a Miami-Dade County judge Thursday through a video link from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where he is now an inmate, according to a jail official. His bond hearing will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. ET, Miami-Dade corrections officials said.

Bieber “made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication,” Martinez said.

A Miami Beach officer saw Bieber driving a yellow Lamborghini in a race against a red Ferrari in a residential area of Miami Beach, Martinez said. The cars were speeding at about 55 to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, he said.

The officer pulled Bieber’s car over, but the singer was “was not cooperating with the officer’s instructions,” Martinez said.

“At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him,” he said.

He allegedly ignored a police officer’s request to keep his hands on the car while he did “a cursory patdown for weapons,” the report said.

“I ain’t got no f***ing weapons,” the arresting officer quoted Bieber as saying. “Why do you have to search me? What the f*** is this about?”

The arrest report describes Bieber as having a “flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath.”

Bieber failed a field sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told CNN.

Two black SUVs blocked the traffic at 26th and Pine Tree Drive, which “facilitated an open road” for the two cars to race on Pine, the report said.

The Ferrari’s driver, whom a police spokesman called “an associate of Bieber,” was also arrested on a drunken driving charge, he said. That person has not yet been publicly identified.

Bieber, 19, flew to Miami on Monday.

Other complaints

Another police department in the Miami area is investigating a report that some of its officers escorted Bieber’s caravan between Miami strip clubs this week without authorization.

Opa-Locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton told CNN affiliate WSVN-TV that “at some point, the escort took them at least to two locations that we know of.”

“The police administration had no knowledge of this escort, and it is not the norm for those things to occur without the chief and his administration authorizing such escorts,” Chiverton told the TV station.

Thursday’s incident marks the first time the teen singer has been arrested, although he is under investigation on allegations of egging his California neighbor’s home.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies used a felony search warrant last week to raid Bieber’s mansion in the felony vandalism investigation. They seized Bieber’s iPhone and the security camera system, which detectives have been examining for clues about who tossed eggs over a fence that splattered onto the next-door house, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.

Deputies have also investigated reports by Bieber’s neighbors that he raced his expensive sports car down the streets of the exclusive Oaks community of Calabasas, California, but no charges ever resulted.

One neighbor accused Bieber of spitting in his face during a heated confrontation last March. Deputies have responded to complaints about loud parties at Bieber’s place.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office concluded it couldn’t prove the spitting or speeding cases in court, so it declined to prosecute.

Prosecutors also rejected a misdemeanor battery complaint from a photographer who accused Bieber of attacking him in the parking lot of a Calabasas shopping center as he was taking photos of Bieber and his then-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, in May 2012.

“We didn’t do this search warrant to send a message,” Sheriff’s Lt. David Thompson said last week. “That’s not what we do, but we hope maybe that understanding the gravity of this will change some of the behavior.”

CNN en Español’s Adriana Hauser contributed to this report.

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  • Melissa

    What a waste of money!!!! First, that they even tweet about it and then have a press conference about it…

  • Ken

    He’s a celebrity so a slap on the hand and let go is in order! If it were any red blooded blue collar worker then they would throw them in jail and throw away the key.

  • Meesha Warren

    Keep this animal in the cage. We do not need him he is useless and nothing but a bad example to this society!

  • McKay

    This is really sad. this kid made it big and he just can’t handle the sudden attention and wealth. he needs some adult to help him. he is no different than Brittney, Miley , and all these others who people make a big deal out of. I wish him the best.

    • Jim Flint

      He’s going down the same path as Lindsay Lohan. He needs to spend some time in jail before his reckless driving kills an innocent person.

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    Just another stuck-up little rich kid above the law. But you know why he’s like that? Because in America, when you’re a stuck-up little rich kid, you ARE above the law, simple as that.

    I love the part about the “choice words” Bieber used – yeah, I’m sure the police officer was polite and used kind words, yeah, right. Been there, done that. Wonder what “choice words” the cop used first to get Bieber to talk like that? That’s their strategy!

    But I’m not going to stick up for the stuck up – but he’ll NEVER face the consequences ordinary “little people” in America face under the same circumstance. In fact, he’ll plead guilty to speeding, pay a fine, and be out on the road in no time! Ain’t American justice grand? I know! Let’s spend $800 BILLION a year defending it, it’s so wonderful!

  • Genny Shea Hallemeier

    The Media & Promoters need to quit excusing & tolerating this bad behavior from the 2 Soon 2 B Stars! They need to punish them for this type of behavior by Revoking their 2 Soon Star Statuses! In other words; Bad Behavior = No Career = No Mo Money!! The more it’s tolerated the more it’s accepted as Normal behavior to all the young kids that look up to these so-called stars!

  • lil' o'woman

    Lock him up, that’s what they would do to me or you. He is apparently on illegal drugs, alcohol, pot and drag racing on a street in a large city. Lock him up one of those very small holding cells they have in the jails. For a long time. Oh I forgot he’s also under age doing all these things

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