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Pop star Justin Bieber arrested for drag-racing, DUI

January 23, 2014 News Extra

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested on drag-racing, DUI and resisting arrest charges this morning after allegedly speeding down a residential Miami Beach street in a yellow Lamborghini on an expired license.

He is at a Miami-Dade County jail pending an initial appearance expected later today.

Authorities say Bieber was arrested after police saw him and R&B singer Khalil racing two luxury vehicles down the street at 4:09 a.m., with two other vehicles apparently being used to block off the area. Both Bieber and Khalil face drag-racing and driving under the influence charges.

Police Chief Ray Martinez told a news conference this morning the singer was initially not cooperative when the officer pulled him over. Martinez said the singer also had an invalid Georgia driver’s license and admitted to smoking marijuana, taking prescription medication and drinking.

Police said Bieber was driving a Lamborghini and Khalil was driving a Ferrari. Both cars were towed. Police say Bieber was clocked at 55 to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.

The 19-year-old Bieber was placed under arrest after repeatedly refusing to put his hands on his vehicle so the officer could pat him down to look for weapons, the report said.

Bieber failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Miami Beach police station for a Breathalyzer, police said. Results have not been released.

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