Hours after Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning (January 23) in Miami Beach on suspicion of [article id="1720923"]drag racing, DUI and resisting arrest[/article] , Miami police posted a copy of the report on the incident.
Bieber, who was also accused of driving on an expired Georgia license, reportedly admitted to police after his arrest that he had consumed alcohol, prescription medicine and smoked marijuana before taking the wheel.
The responding officer said he observed two Lamborghinis (one yellow, one red) driving north on Pine Street Drive shortly after 4 a.m. with "two black SUVs behind both vehicles as if to stop traffic going northbound. This facilitated open road for the two Lamborghinis to race." The officer said he did a U-turn to catch up and saw the two cars start a drag race in which they reached approximate speeds of 55-60 m.p.h. in a residential 30 m.p.h. zone.
The report notes that Bieber was arrested on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest without violence (reportedly because he refused to take his hands out of his pockets as requested by police) and driving on a license that expired six months ago.
The Chase And The Telltale Smell
Once the officer caught up to the yellow vehicle, he approached and asked the driver (Bieber) to put it in park, at which point the Justin asked, "Why did you stop me?" The responding officer explained that he stopped Bieber for drag racing, noting that he, "Immediately smelled an odor of alcohol emanating from the driver's breath and bloodshot eyes."
He noted that Bieber had slow, deliberate movements and a stunned look on his face, indications of impaired driving. When the officer asked the driver to get out, Bieber reportedly said, "Why the f--- are you doing this?"
The officer asked Bieber to take his hands out of his pockets, fearing there might be a weapon in them, and to put his hands on the car so the police could perform a pat-down. "What the f--- did I do. Why did you stop me?" Bieber asked, taking his hands off the car again against orders and adding, "I ain't got no f---ing weapons. Why do you have to search me."
After being told that he would be arrested if he took his hands off the car again, Bieber again turned around to face the officer, at which point he grabbed the singer's right hand and informed him that he was under arrest. Bieber resisted being cuffed and was then taken into custody.
In The Studio, Not The Club
During transport to the police station, Bieber once more asked why he'd been arrested, telling police that he was not drunk and was on his way back from working on new music at a recording studio. Once they arrived at the station, the officer observed that Bieber had a "flushed face, bloodshot eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath."
Failing The Test
After reportedly failing a field sobriety test, Bieber "did not perform to standards" on another test in custody and later agreed to another breathalyzer exam and a drug evaluation.
After the tests, it also emerged that Bieber has an expired Georgia state driver's license, which led to a third charge being added.
Stay tuned to MTV News for more updates.
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