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Bieber arrested and in custody in Miami

1 of 2 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
2 of 2 Police van carrying Justin Bieber leaves the Miami Beach Police station taking him to jail
Police van carrying Justin Bieber leaves the Miami Beach Police station taking him to jail

Police have said popstar Justin Bieber was arrested in South Florida early this morning on a drunk driving charge after he was caught drag racing on a main road in a yellow Lamborghini.

A spokeswoman for Miami Beach police, Vivian Hernandez, said two SUVs had blocked the road so the singer could race a friend who was driving a rented red Ferrari Miami.

Speaking at a press conference, Miami Beach Chief of Police Raymond A Martinez said the star also resisted arrest although "without violence".

The officer told reporters: "He did acknowledge that he did take a prescription medication and that he had been smoking marijuana and that he did consume a beer".

His friend, singer Khalil Sharieff, has also been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence according to the police.

Bieber's police mug shot from earlier today

Bieber's charge sheet

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