Yes. Justin Bieber was charged with DUI / drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing Thursday morning, San Diego California DUI attorneys say.
“What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?” Bieber told the police officer who pulled him over just after 4 a.m., according to the DUI arrest report.
Bieber, 19, was booked into a Miami jail after failing a sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez told reporters Thursday.
Bieber “made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication,” Martinez said.
A Miami Beach officer saw Bieber driving a yellow Lamborghini in a race against a red Ferrari in a residential area of Miami Beach, Martinez said. The cars were speeding at about 55 to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, he said.
The officer pulled Bieber’s car over, but the singer was “was not cooperating with the officer’s instructions,” Martinez said.
“At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him,” he said.
He allegedly ignored a police officer’s request to keep his hands on the car while he did “a cursory patdown for weapons,” the report said.
“I ain’t got no f***ing weapons,” the arresting officer quoted Bieber as saying. “Why do you have to search me? What the f*** is this about?”
The arrest report describes Bieber as having a “flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath.”
Bieber allegedly failed a DUI field sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told CNN.
Two black SUVs blocked the traffic at 26th and Pine Street which “facilitated an open road” for the two cars to race on Pine Street, the report said.
The Ferrari’s driver, whom a police spokesman called “an associate of Bieber,” was also arrested on a drunk driving charge.