Justin Bieber was arrested and charged with DUI Thursday morning (January 23) in Miami. There were few details on the incident at press time, but according to the Miami Herald and CBS4 the arrest took place in Miami Beach.
NBC Miami reported that the arrest also included claims that the 19-year-old singer was drag racing in a rented Lamborghini. An early morning tweet from the Miami Police Department confirmed the arrest.
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) January 23, 2014
According to TMZ, police sources said Bieber is currently in custody and police are conducting further sobriety tests to determine his blood alcohol level after Justin reportedly failed a field sobriety test at the scene. The site reported that Bieber was arrested after leaving a local club and that the person he was allegedly drag racing with was also arrested.
After a skiing vacation with friends in Colorado, Bieber was photographed earlier this week visiting a strip club in the Miami area and skating at Lil Wayne’s private skate park on Thursday. The Opa-Locka Police Department is reportedly investigating claims that Bieber received an unauthorized police escort after he landed his plane at the Opa-Locka Executive Airport earlier this week.
— Kelly Blanco (@KellyNBC6) January 23, 2014
A spokesperson for the Miami Beach Police Department could not be reached for comment at press time.