Justin Bieber may top his terrible 2013 with an even worse 2014.
The "Boyfriend" singer was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami Beach, according to police.
The 19-year-old was driving a rented Lamborghini when he was pulled over at 4:09 a.m. for drag racing, Yahoo has confirmed. He had a female passenger in his car — and, while police didn't identify her, it appears to be model Chantel Jeffries, whom he was seen with earlier in the night. When police performed a field sobriety test, Bieber failed and was then arrested for DUI. He was also charged with resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired driver's license.
During a press conference on Thursday, a police spokesperson told the media that Bieber admitted to officers that he had been drinking, smoking pot, and had taken prescription medication prior to his arrest.
The police rep added that Bieber was "belligerent" when police stopped him for driving 55 to 60 in a 30 mile per hour zone, using several choice words. The arrest report states he dropped the F-bomb several times.
"Why the f--- did I do? Why did you stop me," the report quotes Bieber as saying. At one point, the arresting officer claims Bieber tried to resist being cuffed and had to be physically restrained.
Here is the police report. Warning: It includes expletives.
A second arrest was also made. Singer Khalil (full name Khalil Amir Sharieff), who was driving another car, was also booked for DUI.
Bieber's mug shot was released soon after. In it, he's smiling broadly. However, the pop star was definitely not as smiley when he appeared in front of the judge on Thursday. Bail was set at $2,500.
Local news anchor Jason Martinez, who works for ABC Miami, posted a photo of the yellow sports car Bieber was allegedly racing during the traffic stop:
The Canadian crooner arrived in the popular coastal resort city earlier this week after a ski trip with his pals. There have been many sightings of him in local spots, including at a strip club, where he reportedly dropped big bucks, and a skate shop. He also hit the beach with his 38-year-old father, Jeremy, and Khalil.
He's been posting his own photos on Instagram, including some that he said were taken at Lil Wayne's private skateboarding park and others showing him tagging.
According to NBC Miami, there has already been drama related to his brief Miami trip. The Opa-locka police department has also said it is investigating an officer who allegedly gave Bieber and his crew an unauthorized escort through traffic after they landed at the Opa-locka airport.
This isn't Bieber's first run-in with police this year. Earlier this month, one of his Calabasas, California, neighbors accused him of throwing eggs at his home, causing more than $20,000 in damages. Police officers then searched Bieber's home for evidence in the egg assault and ended up arresting his friend Lil Za on drug charges.
Bieber was released from Miami-Dade County jail just after 2 p.m. ET on Thursday. After being let out of the slammer, the "Baby" singer sat atop an SUV waving to his many fans.
A rep for Bieber told Yahoo there is no statement or comment at this time.
This story was originally published at 8:40 a.m. ET.
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