Troubled Canadian teen sensation, Justin Bieber, was arrested and charged for drink driving after being stopped under suspicion of drag racing on a Miami Beach street in Florida, police said.
The singer was reportedly in a yellow rented Lamborghini.
A Miami Beach Police Department report states charges for resisting police without violence and driving with an expired licence. There are no charges associated with the drag racing.
Miami Dade-Police spokesman Sgt Bobby Hernandez said officers saw two cars racing at 4:09 am on Wednesday. Two vehicles had apparently been used to block off an area on Pine Tree Drive at 26th Street, a residential area, at 4:30 a.m for the drag race.
The singer failed a sobriety test which – according to the Miami Herald who have cited Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez as their source – indicated he was under the influence of drugs. In Florida, anyone under the age of 21 is considered under the influence if their blood-alcohol content is .02 per cent or more.
The Miami Herald also reported that Bieber had allegedly been smoking marijuana, drinking beer and “popping anti-depressants”. They say he was ‘incoherent, had his hands in his pockets and resisted arrest without violence’.
In Miami for the last few days, the 19-year-old visited a local skateboarding store and spent some time with his father, Jeremy Bieber. He was placed into custody to be booked and processed. He’ll be taken to the Miami-Dade County jail and his bail will then be set.
Justin Bieber’s woes appear to be mounting; on 14 January, reports surfaced of detectives searching his home looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence in an egg-tossing vandalism case that allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbour’s home.