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Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami early Thursday morning on suspicion of drag racing and driving under the influence, the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted Thursday. The singer appeared before a Miami judge via video Thursday afternoon and his bail was set at $2500.
According to a police report, Bieber and rapper Khalil (who was also arrested), were drag-racing Lamborghinis at about 60 miles per hour in a residential area where the speed limit is 30 miles per hour shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday. Two black SUVs were allegedly blocking traffic in order to give the two an open road on which to race.
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Bieber had bloodshot eyes and reeked of alcohol when he was stopped, the arresting officer notes in the police report. "Why the f--- are you doing this?" he allegedly said to the officer, noting that he had just finished recording music. "I ain't got no f---ing weapons. Why do you have to search me?"
Though Bieber initially resisted arrest, he was brought to the police station for a Breathalyzer test and a drug evaluation, according to the report. The results of those tests have not been made public. He was also charged with driving with an expired license.
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Around the same time that the arrest occurred, Khalil also posted a photo on Instagramshowing someone's arm on a wheel with the caption: "Miami nights ridin thru yo city in that hot wheel."
According to TMZ, Bieber and Khalil were racing each other after leaving a club, and a model was in the passenger seat of Bieber's .
The arrest comes about a week after police raided Bieber's California home searching for evidence that the singer egged a neighbor's home.