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Justin Bieber arrested for drunken street racing

Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami for driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Pop sensation Justin Bieber has been arrested for illegal street racing and driving whilst under the influence of alcohol and drugs in his yellow Lamborghini. The 19-year-old had an invalid Georgia driver’s licence, was said to be non-cooperative with police and charged with resisting arrest.

Bieber was arrested in the early hours of Thursday after members of his entourage had used their cars to block traffic on Pine Tree Drive at 26th Street, effectively creating a drag strip on which to stage illegal street racing. 

Raymond Martinez, Miami Beach police chief, said: “During the investigation, Mr Bieber made statements that he had consumed some alcohol, that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication.”

He added: “They were starting from a stop position and they were accelerating to a high rate of speed, going almost double the speed limit… in that area.”

Just the week before, Bieber’s home in Los Angeles was searched by police after he allegedly threw eggs at a neighbour’s house. He was accused of causing significant damage to the property. Last year, Bieber was asked to remove graffiti he had left on the wall of a hotel in Australia. In 2012 he escaped charges for accusations of reckless driving. 

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