Justin Bieber Arrested For Suspicion of DUI and Drag Racing

This is Bieber's first arrest.

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Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami Beach on suspicion of DUI, drag racing, resisting arrest, and driving on an expired license. Reports indicate that police stopped Bieber early Thursday morning while he was driving a yellow Lamborghini through a residential neighborhood after a night at the club. He was racing against another driver, Khalil Sharief, who was in a red Lamborghini. During the traffic stop, police began conducting a field sobriety test, which the singer allegedly failed. He was then taken into custody. During the arrest, he was ordered by officers to remove his hands out of his pockets but refused to do so.

While Miami Beach police have not announced the details of the incident thus far, detective Vivian Hernandez has confirmed to CNN that Bieber was arrested, and the department's Twitter account has also announced the arrests.

This is the first time Bieber has been arrested. Just two weeks ago, his house was searched by Los Angeles County Sherriff's deputies as part of a felony vandalism investigation. While Bieber was temporarily detained in that incident (and not arrested), his friend Lil Za was taken into custody for possession of molly. Bieber flew into Miami on Monday.

Prior to the arrest, Sharief Instagrammed a model sitting behind the wheel of Bieber's yellow Lamborghini. At this time, both Bieber and Sharief remain in police custody.

#BreakingNews confirming @justinbieber has been arrested for DUI & Drag Racing more info & press release coming.
#BreakingNews also arrested with @justinbieber for drag racing and DUI @CrazyKhalil .

[via CNN and TMZ]

UPDATE 1/23/2014: According a report in the New York Daily News, "He was driving a rented yellow Lamborghini and going "up to 60" miles per hour in a residential neighborhood where the limit was 30...Bieber failed a field sobriety test 'miserably,' [Miami Police Sgt. Bobby] Hernandez said. 'There are five tests – I believe he failed all five of them.' The singer also reportedly admitted to consuming alcohol, prescription drugs and marijuana."

TMZ has reported that Bieber's father Jeremy aided Justin in drag racing. According to their source, he "was not only present when Justin was arrested Thursday morning...he was one of the people who helped block off the residential street so his son could drag race."

UPDATED 1/23/2014 1:21PM: Bieber appeared in bond court earlier today, via closed circuit TV, for his first appearance in DUI and resisting arrest case. TMZ reports a Miami judge sent Bieber's bond at $2500—$1000 for driving under the influence, another $1000 for resisting arrest, and a final $500 for driving with an expired license. 

UPDATED 1/23/2014 3:18PM: Bieber has been released.

See the police report and full mugshot below.


UPDATED 1/23/2014 5:05PM: In light of Bieber's latest episode, Ottawa, Canada radio station Hot 89.9 has announced they will no longer be playing music from the pop star until he checks into rehab to receive treatment. "Starting now we are BANNING all of Justin Bieber’s music on The New HOT 89.9! The ban will not be lifted until Justin gets the help that he clearly needs." They've asked for support from fans by using the #HotBANSBieber hashtag on social media.

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