Bieber Admits Boozing, Pot, Pills Before Arrest: Cops

Singer arrested on suspicion of DUI, drag racing in Miami Beach

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 23, 2014 6:56 AM CST | Updated Jan 23, 2014 9:09 AM CST

(Newser) – Some of you have been waiting a long time for this news: Justin Bieber was arrested this morning. Bieber—who was driving a rented Lamborghini at the time, NBC Miami reports—was busted on suspicion of drag racing, driving under the influence, and resisting arrest in Miami Beach, according to police. TMZ reports that he had just left a club, had a model with him in the car, and failed a field sobriety test. Police say Bieber admitted to drinking beer, smoking marijuana (all day long), and taking prescription anti-depressants before his arrest, the Miami Herald reports.

He also allegedly cursed out the arresting officers and, as the Herald puts it, "babbled incoherently." He refused, at first, to get out of his car, then refused to remove his hands from his pockets, and didn't have a valid license, according to police sources. In case none of that is infuriating enough, Bieber's posse is said to have blocked traffic in order to create a drag strip for him to use. And this isn't the only controversy related to his trip to Florida; the Opa-locka Police Department is also investigating an unauthorized police escort of Bieber after he landed at the Opa-locka Executive Airport. Bieber's currently at county jail and a detective tells ABC News he can't be bailed out until after noon, because DUI suspects are required by law to "dry out" for eight hours.

This March 19, 2013 file photo shows Canadian singer Justin Bieber performing during a concert at Bercy arena in Paris.
This March 19, 2013 file photo shows Canadian singer Justin Bieber performing during a concert at Bercy arena in Paris.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
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