Los Angeles: Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami for driving under the influence and drag racing.
Justin Bieber. Pic/Santa Banta
The 19-year-old pop star and his companion were reportedly arrested at around 4 am on Thursday after Bieber failed a sobriety test.
Bieber had left a club and was driving a yellow Lamborghini when the police stopped him. He is currently in police custody where he will have his blood-alcohol level tested and bail will be set, TMZ said quoting law enforcement sources.
The singer was stopped for drag racing but the cops decided to test him for driving under the influence.
Miami Beach police confirmed the arrests of the 19-year-old singer and an R&B singer known as Khalil in tweets from the department's official account.
Officers saw two cars racing at 4:09 a.m. Thursday, with two vehicles apparently used to block the area off, Miami Dade-Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told WSVN in South Florida.
According to police, Bieber was driving a Lamborghini and Khalil was driving a Ferrari. Both cars were towed.
Bieber, who became an overnight sensation after being discovered on YouTube at the age of 16, has been in news for his wild antics that include throwing eggs at his neighbour's door, spitting at fans from his hotel balcony, getting his home raided by police and frequenting stripping clubs.