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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

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?


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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Justin Bieber cares only about two things drugs and making it rain on strippers. The only way Justin Bieber would give these school girls the time of day is if he was throwing dollar bills at them. Lol

268 days ago


Even the cops have had enough of this Lil sh it. They'll even make things up to bring him down. They are probably pissed that every time they try to arrest him for the stupid stuff he does he gets away.

268 days ago


He's gonna get this case tossed.

268 days ago


So, we've either got a case of the cops framing Justin in retaliation for the police escort fiasco, or this whole thing was a stunt arranged by Justin and his manager to get the whole world talking about him. Also, it makes him look tougher than he really is and to give him some street cred. Justin's movie bombed big time so now he's throwing one hell of a tantrum. In the end, he will end up like Vanilla Ice, done and done. Good riddance.

268 days ago


sounds like the bieber pr crew has paid tmz some money.

268 days ago


So predictable, this is all being swept under the rug in record time, -first he wasn't really drinking, now he wasn't really drag racing , next it will be the cops were the ones being belligerent not Biebs - only a matter of time before the whole case is tossed - must be nice to be rich.

268 days ago


These cops are heroes, they belieb that Justine is a P.O.S. that should be stopped somehow and they live for their beliebs and risk their jobs!

I devoutly hope that these cops will be a good example for all cops in the country to stop the Bieber P.O.S. finally!

268 days ago

Black Dirt Goodness    

Do you idiots at TMZ realize DUI is driving under the INFLUENCE. Influence of alcohol AND drugs. It doesn't matter if he blew a .00. If he took a blood or urine test and it comes back hot he's guilty of DUI !!

268 days ago


Roy Black is worth every cent... smdh

268 days ago


They smelled alcohol on a minor's breath. --- CASE CLOSED.

Look, if they were trailed for 15 blocks I think they'd notice -- hey.. cops behind us.. let's wait to blast off til we lose them. Your report doesn't hold water.

The SUV's blocking off traffic so no one could get near them was reported repeatedly by witnesses. But hey.. they weren't doing it at 90 MPH, so it doesn't count?

The drag race bit seems pretty obvious. Perhaps they weren't caught taking off..but certainly in the process of setting up for it.

End of story. Suspicious activity.. were pulled over and a MINOR smelled of alcohol which WAS in his system. What they probably smelled was the Sizzurp, genius's. Which isn't going to register as an alcohol hit as much as it would register as being lethargic, blood shot etc etc. What was that report again?

Whoever has a woody for Baby Beiber in that office needs to quit taking under the table payouts from him, to throw shade on the incident. What? Were you invited to his next Ho in the House party? Sent a cookie jar of Jamaica's finest? What?

268 days ago


Well, there went my happy glow.... little beetch now will get off all charges. This just makes it harder to smack his arse down next time he does something stupid.

268 days ago

Black Dirt Goodness    

Maybe TMZ should take 5 minutes out of their busy schedule and do a quick search of Florida statutes. Read the definition of street racing, or drag racing. No where is there a requirement for an actual speed to be met. Speed is not even a factor. Good god, people. Do a little research before you print this garbage.

268 days ago


All of you "Beliebers", by encouraging and condoning this behavior you are just enabling and fueling the fires that will burn him alive. Unless something changes for that young man he will be in the 27 club and then I do not want to hear any of your whining when your idol is dead.

268 days ago

Pablo Escabar    

I think TMZ makes things up as they go along. Like the National Enquiror.

268 days ago

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Backpedal, backpedal, backpedal. The thing with TMZ is you can only believe 50% of what you read here, if that. Unless it is corroborated by other sources it could very well be more TMZ bull****. The fun of this whole site is the commenting and reading the some of the hilarious comments of the other readers. Other than that, it's nothing but bull**** half of the time.

268 days ago
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