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Justin Bieber

Cops Claim of

Drag Racing Doesn't Hold Water

1/25/2014 3:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0124-justin-bieber-drivingMiami Beach cops claim Justin Bieber was drag racing at the time of his arrest Thursday ... but the facts seem to show the allegation is MADE UP ... because we've learned they were actually UNDER THE SPEED LIMIT in the middle of the so-called drag race.

According to the police report ... cops spotted Justin and his buddy Khalil drag racing at around 4 AM.

The police report says ... an officer observed the 2 vehicles reaching speeds between 55 and 60 MPH.

Now the problems.  

Cops say they noticed the "drag race" on the 2600 block of Pine Tree Drive.  Cops were traveling in the opposite direction so they made a U turn and pursued the cars for 15 blocks.

Mind you ... Justin was driving one of the fastest race cars around -- a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder.  Khalil was driving a Ferrari 16M.  Cops claim 2 SUVs in Justin's entourage actually blocked off traffic to give the 2 a clear path.  

So how could a 15-block drag race in those cars reach speeds of ONLY 60 MPH?

Fact is ... THEY DIDN'T REACH 60.  IN FACT THEY DIDN'T REACH 50THEY DIDN'T EVEN
REACH 40.


TMZ has learned ... the place where Justin and Khalil rented the cars attached a GPS device that also tracks speed. 

The GPS clocked both cars at 27 MPH at the 3500 block of Pine Tree Drive ... smack in the middle of the so-called "drag race."

There's only one time they ever broke 50 MPH and that was long before the pursuit started.  When Justin and Khalil left the club, one car was briefly clocked at 52 MPH and the other 47 MPH. Both drivers slowed down pretty quick and 5 blocks before cops noticed them they were going 34 MPH in a 30 MPH zone.   Blocks later, they were steady at 27 MPH.

 So it seems cops goosed the facts to justify the stop.

And that's not the only problem with the police report.  TMZ broke the story ... Justin's blood alcohol level was .014 -- a barely measurable amount.  Yet cops claim Justin reeked of alcohol both at the scene and at the police department.

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1.

NOT ELMO    

LOCK UP THAT LITTLE BIEBER BITCH AND THROW AWAY THE KEY.............NEXT !

179 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Who is Bieber paying off to try and cover his azz?

179 days ago
3.

Joe the plumber    

TMZ, are you now on Justin's payroll? Back pedaling like this is not very credible! Next thing you'll publish is that they were just going down the street for a friendly stroll!

179 days ago
4.

Lake    

So now TMZ is helping DEFEND Justin?

How much did Scooter Braun pay you?

179 days ago
5.

BurningMouth    

Great.....and these two reasons will be exactly why he doesn't get in trouble for this. Hell, they'll probably pay him his $2,500 back. I don't even know who to call stupid in this situation.

179 days ago
6.

Rigby    

Maybe Miami cops aren't fans. Or when they tried to pull the cars over hoping it was a cool celebrity or athlete that they wanted to meet and saw Justin's face and went into attack mode? Either way couldn't care less.

179 days ago
7.

Thea Belieber    

Beliebers and Justin are unbreakble stop hating

179 days ago
8.

BEEJ    

ZERO TOLERANCE

179 days ago
9.

ted    

Obviously TMZ is being paid off.

179 days ago
10.

Thea Belieber    

Why the ****ings hell are old people hating on Justin on here, It's sick! Omg grow up.

179 days ago
11.

shakedoggy    

Beeber = innocent

Rest of the Werld = vindicktive

179 days ago
12.

Rigby    

Wait didn't he still admit to what he on? Or that mommy dearest is the supplier? And his under age drinking and driving? Does this magically go away?

179 days ago
13.

Larvey Heaven    

Police corruption?
Nah, you don't say.
The only thing these corrupt pigs owe JB is an apology and a hug.
United POLICE State of A'muricuh

179 days ago
14.

kali    

Looks like Florida cops may be the ones with egg on them...

179 days ago
15.

Steven Peacock    

I can believe the police got in trouble for escorting Bieber from the airport and were told, NOT to over extend themselves anymore to Bieber.. in fact.. Do everything in their power to follow and stop him, when they deemed he did something illegal, because it probably would have led to finding illegal items or catch him doing something wrong, as he is infamous to do.. However of course, the police jumped the gun and found there wasn't enough to really charge Bieber, so they facilitated charges they thought would stick.. This has to be a wake up call to Bieber to straighten out his act and get help, because the world is watching him crash and burn

179 days ago
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