Justin Bieber's bail set at $2,500 after arrest
Miami Beach, Fla. — A judge has set pop singer Justin Bieber's bail at $2,500 on charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest.
Bieber was arrested earlier Thursday after police said he was drag racing down a residential street in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini. Officers say he had an expired license and was initially not cooperative when he was pulled over.
Police say Bieber admitted that he had been drinking, smoking marijuana and taking prescription medication.
Another R&B singer, Khalil, also was arrested. Police said Khalil was driving a Ferrari.
Authorities say Bieber was arrested after police saw him and Khalil racing two luxury vehicles down the street at 4:09 a.m., with two other vehicles apparently being used to block off the area.
According to the arrest report, Bieber "had slow deliberate movements" and a look of stupor on his face when the officer ordered him to exit his vehicle. The 19-year-old Bieber was placed under arrest after repeatedly refusing to put his hands on his vehicle so the officer could pat him down to look for weapons, the report said. It says he cursed several times at the officer and demanded to know why he was being arrested.
Bieber failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Miami Beach police station for a Breathalyzer, police said.
Associated Press writers Jennifer Kay and Suzette Laboy in Miami and Tony Winton in Miami Beach contributed.
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