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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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61.

Anthony    

How is there so many mistakes in case but when a normal person gets busted, it's usually accurate on every detail.

270 days ago
62.

Cynic    

figures it was just some over eager beiber hunters

270 days ago
63.

my 2 cents    

Roy Black won't have to lift a finger for this case. You guys are doing the work for him.

270 days ago
64.

News Flash     

TMZ has been hacked! Don't Beeleeb a word!

270 days ago
65.

zombie    

I guess Roy Black is now giving Harvey hand jobs instead of Harvey's usual hand jobber, Kris Kardashian. Lol@ anyone who thought Bieber would be punished. Celebrity justice is awesome. I wish I could get away with breaking the law.

270 days ago
66.

train wreck    

Jesus is looking out for Justin! It's Justin's faith in God tha t is protecting him from your hate.

270 days ago
67.

MGFunk    

Sue the police, Justin!!! Sue the hell out of them and stay focused on making music. #musicsaves

270 days ago
68.

ama    

I don't care for JB, but I cannot stand a crooked cop. This is messed up.

269 days ago
69.

HumanNature    

DID THE POLICE READ THE MIRANDA RIGHTS BEFORE OR AFTER THE LITTLE "PISSER" CONFESS TO DUI, DRAG RACING. AND DRUG USE????


ALL OF THIS LOOK PR "STAGE" TO ME!!!!!!!!


EXCEPT THE EGGS THROWING INCIDENT...........PURE "STUPIDITY"!!!!!


HE'S STILL A AFFULENZA "JACKASS"!!!!!

269 days ago
70.

Deco    

For those of us who live in Miami it's nice to read something in the local news other than the same old corrupt politicians and police departments, identity theft, medicare fraud etc etc........

269 days ago
71.

jedd wilson    

now that tmz is on justins payrole,expect sunshine and lollypop stories.way to sell out tmz!you should be ashamed,but we know you have no morals.

269 days ago
72.

Julianne    

The first thing you learn in a Criminal Justice class is the importance of writing a police report and a search warrant! I might still be in college, but with this mistake, they pretty much sealed the case fate. Dismissed! my God what a bunch of inadequate people we have in our Criminal Justice system! Do your job RIGHT!

269 days ago
73.

weaseled386    

In Florida you don't have to be going fast to get nailed under the drag racing law. They take into account the settings (is area closed off, are two cars lined side-by-side, is there a flag person, etc.) AND how the cars take off. IE: do both cars gun it out of the hole.

In Lambos launching isn't an issue, but when people take broke ass $1.5k Hondas -- or even older Mustangs -- and put big motors, nitrous, superchargers and/or turbos on them they become ticking time bombs. Yes, I was one of those kids, but I had a dad that helped me. (By upgrading suspension, brakes, and urging me to race at the local NHRA certified drag strip.)

He'll beat most, if not all, of the charges.

269 days ago
74.

nick    

It's kind of sad that you people want so badly for this 19 year old kid to have been drunk and going 60 mph in a 30. Like do you have nothing more interesting going on in your life. and to all the dudes on this page, you do realize hating a 19 year old kid out of jealousy brings serious claims against your sexuality, right?

269 days ago
75.

nick    

It's kind of sad that you people want so badly for this 19 year old kid to have been drunk and going 60 mph in a 30. Like do you have nothing more interesting going on in your life. and to all the dudes on this page, you do realize hating a 19 year old kid out of jealousy brings serious claims against your sexuality, right?

269 days ago
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