Justin Bieber, investigated for bad boy activities on both coasts, has been accused of resisting arrest and driving under the influence after a drag racing incident in Miami Beach, police said on Thursday.
Bieber admitted to having consumed alcohol before the incident, police said, and that he had been smoking marijuana and had taken prescription drugs.
Bieber, 19, was in custody pending a first court appearance, police spokesman Robert Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday morning.
The singer was being held on suspicion of resisting arrest without violence, DUI and driving with an invalid driver’s license. The license was issued by the state of Georgia, Hernandez said.
Police Chief Ray Martinez said in a televised news conference that Bieber was not cooperative with police when the star was pulled over Thursday morning, allegedly racing a yellow Lamborghini against another driver in a Ferrari. The second driver, identified as Khalil Sharieff, a rapper who uses only his first name, was also charged with DUI. Both vehicles were taken to a police garage.
Police said two SUVs blocked traffic so that Pine Tree Drive could be used as a drag strip around 4 a.m.
According to the arrest report, the vehicles were going between 55 and 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.
When he was pulled over, police said, Bieber asked why he was stopped. The arrest report states that the officer who talked to Bieber smelled the odor of alcohol and saw the driver’s bloodshot eyes.
“The driver had slow, deliberate movements and a stupor look on his face,” the police report said. “These are all indicators of an impaired driver.”
The officer wrote that he ordered Bieber to exit the vehicle and that the star let loose with a series of obscentities.
“Why the .... are you doing this,” the report quoted Bieber as saying.
The officer went on to write that Bieber left the vehicle and the officer ordered him to keep his hands on the car “to facilitate a cursory patdown for weapons” or other contraband.
Bieber replied: “What the .... did I do. Why did you stop me.”
The discussion continued with the officer saying Bieber should keep his hands on the vehicle and police said Bieber exploded. “I ain’t got no .... weapons. Why do you have to search me. What the ... is this about?”
The officer wrote that he advised Bieber that if he continued to keep his hands off of his vehicle that he would be subject to arrest. The driver turned and the officer grabbed his right hand and told him he was under arrest.
“The driver began to resist me by pulling his right arm away as he stated: ‘What the ... are you doing,’ ” the report says. Bieber was then placed in custody with no further resistance, the officer wrote.
Bieber, 19, flew to South Florida on Monday.
Thursday’s incident marks the first time the teen singer has been arrested, although he is under investigation on allegations of egging his neighbor’s home in Southern California.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies used a search warrant last week to raid Bieber’s Calabasas mansion in the felony vandalism investigation.
They seized Bieber’s iPhone and the security camera system, which detectives have been examining for clues about who tossed eggs over a fence that splattered onto the house next door, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.
Deputies have said they are investigating reports by Bieber’s neighbors that he raced his expensive sports car down the streets of the exclusive Oaks community of Calabasas. No charges have been filed.