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Justin Bieber arrested for DUI, released from jail after posting bond

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 02:02

Jan. 23 - Singer Justin Bieber is arrested for DUI after he was caught drag racing in Miami. Police say he admitted to using alcohol, marijuana, and prescription medication. Linda So reports.

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Pop singer Justin Bieber in trouble with the law.... again. Police released this booking photo of the teen sensation hours after he was arrested early Thursday morning for DUI. NATS: "He's right there, he's right there." This video posted to a social media website allegedly shows Justin's Bieber's rented yellow Lamborghini being pulled over before his arrest in Miami. Police say Bieber was in a residential neighborhood drag racing his friend, R&B Singer Khalil, who was driving a rented red Ferrari. Khalil was also arrested for DUI. SOUNDBITE: MIAMI BEACH POLICE CHIEF RAY MARTINEZ, SAYING: "Another officer was able to stop Mr. Bieber and upon approaching the car, when he opened up the window and confronted Mr. Bieber he smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage." Police say Bieber was not cooperating with the officer. When he eventually got out of his car, he was arrested. SOUNDBITE: MIAMI BEACH POLICE CHIEF RAY MARTINEZ, SAYING: "At first he was a little belligerent, questioning, using some choice words, questioning why he was being stopped, you know why the officer was even questioning him." Bieber was taken to the Miami Beach Police Department where was given a Breathalyzer. SOUNDBITE: MIAMI BEACH POLICE CHIEF RAY MARTINEZ, SAYING: "It was determined that he was impaired. During the investigation, Mr. Bieber had made statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana, and consumed some prescription medication." The 19-year-old pop singer was later transported to Miami-Dade County Corrections. The van thought to be carrying Bieber was followed by several patrol cars. Bieber appeared before a Miami judge Thursday afternoon via closed circuit TV. He did not say anything during the short appearance. Bond was set at $2,500. Bieber is charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license. He posted bond and was released from jail shortly after the hearing wearing a hoodie and red sneakers. Before leaving, Bieber sat on top of the SUV that was waiting to pick him up and waved to fans. A large crowd had gathered outside the jail after hearing of Bieber's arrest.

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Justin Bieber arrested for DUI, released from jail after posting bond

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 02:02