Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami Beach, the city’s police force has confirmed via Twitter, which seems like a weird thing to do until you realize how many thousands of phone calls they were probably getting about it all day.
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) January 23, 2014
We’ve also been able to attain exclusive photos of the arrest here.
— GotHeem (@BWGotheem) January 23, 2014
Police say that around 4 a.m., the 19-year-old singer was speeding north on Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach with multiple SUVs trailing behind him. An official told NBC Miami that Bieber was going so fast that it took a significant amount of time to catch up with him.
Bieber was driving a yellow Lamborghini and was racing a red car of the same make, TMZ reports. After pulling him over for speeding, police determined the pop star had been driving under the influence. He was given a sobriety test, which he failed. The driver of the other Lamborghini, R&B singer Khalil Sharief, was also arrested, according to police. No one was injured. Billboard.