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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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181.

Heidi    

YET ANOTHER RETRACTION OF TMZ'S BEHALF WITH THE FIRST BEING YESTERDAY WITH REFERENCE TO THE ARREST DETAILS..... TMZ IS SO OBSESSED WITH THIS 19 YEAR OLD KID & OBSESSED WITH DOING EVERYTHING WITHIN TMZ'S POWER TO TRY TO TAKE THE KID DOWN TO THE POINT OF PRINTING FALSE STORIES WHICH WERE NOT FACTUAL... THANK YOU FOR ATTORNEYS AS ROY BLACK, WHO GET DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY, INVESTIGATE EVERY DETAIL & THE TRUTH COMES OUT.... FURTHER & FYI, MIAMI POLICE FORCE ARE NOT KNOWN FOR THEIR CREDIABILTY! TMZ, START CHECKING YOUR FACTS, STOP RUSHING TO JUDGEMENT THUS ENSURING YOUR THE 'FIRST' TO PRINT THE STORY AS THIS OBSESSION OF YOURS IS EFFECTING YOUR/TMZ's CREDIABILTY!

271 days ago
182.

Heidi    

YOUR RUSH TO JUDGEMENT TO BE THE FIRST TO PRINT A STORY WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS, THEN HAVING TO GO BACK & REPRINT THE STORY 'AFTER THE FACTS COME OUT' IS REDUCING TMZ'S CREDIBILITY! CHECK FACTS/REPORT THE TRUTH & IF THAT MEANS INDICATING THE WORD 'ALLEGED' IN YOUR FIRST STORIES, DO SO! WHEN YOU FOLLOW UP WITH THE 'TRUTH' ACQUIRED FROM ACTUAL FACTS IT'S MORE BELIEVABLE..... HOWEVER, THIS OBSESSION YOU HAVE WITH JB APPEARS TO BE LIKE WHAT YOU HAD WITH LINDSEY.... AMAZEBALLS!

271 days ago
183.

manwolf    

2 things:

- they can still get him for exibition of speed; a burnout is under the speed limit, is it not?

- any amount of alchohol in a minor is illegal.

- ACAB.

271 days ago
184.

jaymi    

If this normal person they still be in jail, B UT probably have even more charges added. Justin was driving while he had alcohol in him and that's against law. Let's not forget he's 19 under the legal drinking age. That makes the second illegally thing he did.. Let's not forget he was ILLEGALLY drag racing. How many witness saw him do this?? Quit a few. But hey it's Justin I guess he does no wrong. But hey the next time he drives drunk or buzzed and hurts or kills himself or stranger . Just remember according to you idiots he can do no wrong.

271 days ago
185.

Raiderette831    

Oh come on Cops!!! The little bitch is going to get away with it. >.< morons ****ed up this golden opportunity.

271 days ago
186.

Jalil Harris    

It doesn't matter if TMZ is back pedaling or not. If the kid is innocent then why are you guys upset? Would you rather the facts be covered up just so he can be thrown in jail for years? I understand that the TMZ comment section is all some of you idiots have and I'm totally cool with that. But when you try to blame TMZ as if this article is really why you're mad then that just makes you a bunch of cowards. Be open and say that you just don't like the kid and that it makes your blood boil every time he's shown in a light that's not to your liking.

271 days ago
187.

Really    

So TMZ needs to get their bloody facts right blowing out of proportion.

271 days ago
188.

KunteKinte    

This is some dirty ****. All of you involved with this story are snakes and rats. The police are dirty, Bieber is out of control, you guys print any bs to get clicks. I wouldn't be surprised of Scooter and the gang were paying you to print up some favorable Bieber stories.

271 days ago
189.

Really    

He was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, what else cops needs. If some normal citizen won't get the treatment his getting.

271 days ago
190.

ac17    

These comments are actually quite funny. TMZ reported yesterday that Justin was not in fact drinking at all! But of course you all conveniently skimmed over that article. And now we find out he wasn't racing either! But you all still believe he shouldn't get away with it. Seems to me he hadn't done anything wrong after all. You all just want him to fail so badly. It's actually disgusting. I guess this is society nowadays. Instead of encouraging a young person to do good, you all spread hatred and insults. Since when did you all become so perfect? Everyone makes mistakes, but in this case it was the police who did and you all can't seem to cope with it. Get a life! Stop judging how others live theirs!

271 days ago
191.

Monksolo    

who cares? if they hit someone at 30 they could easily kill them

271 days ago
192.

boo boo    

Tmz - just ***ming up with it as it goes along.

271 days ago
193.

the truth    

COME ON only a douche takes his shirt off i a club as soon as they get there,.....that alone is what i hate about this jerk

271 days ago
194.

VoiceOfReason    

If it can be proved the cops lied and it looks like they can in a very cut and dried way, then the whole case needs to be thrown out and police fired and beiber needs to sue massively to make sure this doesn't happen again. As much as we hate him, we can't let corrupt police and other government agencies arrest people they don't like on trumped up charges. Because next it will be us.

271 days ago
195.

seriously    

Word is Justin plans on making a sandwich and picking his nose today! TMZ you got anybody that can give us a play by play report on this?

271 days ago
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