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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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31.

HeyYou    

Who gives a **** about any of this. That dumb little boy and his whore and friends should have taken town cars from the club (cause you know they're too good for Uber) instead of getting in cars to DRIVE after drinking all night. That dummy had his shirt off IN the club, I'd say probably only really drunk people do that. F-off, TMZ

272 days ago
32.

Bubba    

HE WAS DRIVING WITHOUT A VALID DRIVERS LISENSE AND HE RESISTED ARREST. HE WAS ALSO DRIVING IMPARED. HE'S GOING DOWN FOR THOSE OFFENSES.

AS FOR THE RACING UNDOUBTEDLY THERE ARE DASHCAM VIDEOS IN THE COPS CARS SO WE'LL SEE EVENTUALLY JUST WHAT THEY WERE OR WERE NOT DOING.

272 days ago
33.

englishpetal    

Regardless he was still over the sped limit in a RESIDENTIAL area. He still had alcohol in his system and he is underage. He still failed a field sobriety test and He admitted he had been smoking weed and popping pills all day. This isnt some kind of hate campaign from the miami police. They were doing there jobs and correctly if you ask me. This is why celebrities think they are untouchable because got douchbags such as some media outlets making it seem like he has done nothing wrong. Regardless of what they thought the speed was..... he still broke the damn law!!!

272 days ago
34.

*_* JUST A FRIEND *_*    

Is anyone really surprised the cops lied?

If the cops would have lied to bust someone other than the Biebs, I'd say they should have to face disciplinary action ...

!!! TESTIFY !!!

272 days ago
35.

Areader    

So now it turns out the the Miami PD were on a witch hunt. This should still serve as a wake up for Justin Beiber, hopefully it will!

272 days ago
36.

Wills    

blocking off a street is illegal and so is drinking for a teenager

272 days ago
37.

Aarin    

Just because they were under the speed limit doesn't take away from the fact they were still drag raceing. Meaning one of those cars was in the wrong lane and they still could have hurt someone.

272 days ago
38.

nick    

You old eniugh to legally act in porn movies at 18....u are old enough to drink

272 days ago
39.

nick    

They stopped him because Kalil is black.......

272 days ago
40.

nick    

At 18.u can make porn movies and have sex with 15 men in a gang bang episode so u are old enough to buy and drink alchohol

272 days ago
41.

nick    

Khalil was only charged with dui.......so what does that mean?...y no

272 days ago
42.

Mark21401    

Is it's TMZ's agenda todo every thing they can to discredit the Miami Police arrest of Bieber.

272 days ago
43.

Umanyways    

Every charge is shrinking and then he's going to be left with just community service, aa meeting, parole. Who says where the car rental place was didn't rig the gps device to not give their business a bad reputation?

272 days ago
44.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

I am already tired of reading about Biebs, but IF this latest info is accurate, one really has to wonder what was up with these cops. Man, the s**t will really hit the fan if they did all of this just because a Ferrari and a Lamborghini were driving down the street next to each other...not an uncommon sight in Miami.

272 days ago
45.

DiM    

I didn't think they were racing. It didn't appear that way at all. What a bunch of fame whoring cops. They probably knew the entitled brat would resist cause he wasn't actually racing.

272 days ago
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