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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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605 COMMENTS

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76.

CaliWriter    

So, y'all are on Justin's payroll now. There is a video of the drag race online, you should find it before saying the cops lied LOL

217 days ago
77.

FunkyFreddy    

Sounds like the whole event was faked by Biebers people to make him look more cool to an aging fanbase - while keeping his actual record clean.

217 days ago
78.

CaliWriter    

You guys haven't seen the video tape have you LOL The kid is toast for drag racing, it's online, look around for it :)

217 days ago
79.

Youphemism    

Uh, yeah... I know there's nothing I enjoyed at his age more than renting a couple of Lamborghinis and blocking off traffic for a leisurely 34 MPH drag race. These facts all make total sense.

Wait... Isn't "Lamborghini" already an Italian plural? If you only rent one, wouldn't that be a "Lamborghino"?

217 days ago
80.

walt    

Can you kiss his a** any harder TMZ your as bad as the rest sucking up to his punk little a** both of you deserve each other in less then 2 years all this no talent punk will be doing is rehab shows

217 days ago
81.

Youphemism    

Uh, yeah... I know there's nothing I enjoyed at his age more than renting a couple of Lamborghinis and blocking off traffic for a leisurely 34 MPH drag race. These facts all make total sense.

Wait... Isn't "Lamborghini" already an Italian plural? If you only rent one, wouldn't that be a "Lamborghino"?

217 days ago
82.

clever    

drag racing does not necessarily mean you are speeding it means that you were in a competition with another vehicle you can go off the starting line hit 30 mph in a couple seconds and still not go over the speed limit but if your off the starting line with another vehicle its still drag racing ...

217 days ago
83.

Luvwater2    

Something stinks at the Miami Dade PD, and it ain't the sweaty Cubans in lockup.

217 days ago
84.

allyone    

So what? These guys had a public street blocked off and were racing. They smelled beer and he ADMITTED to having done drugs and failed field sobriety tests. That's probable cause bitches. But it's nice that you're working with Biebs' PR crew to help him out here. Do you get a fee for that?

217 days ago
85.

PJ in Texas    

I hate cops more than I hate JB...

217 days ago
86.

TMZFan84    

Is Scooter Braun a writer for TMZ now?

217 days ago
87.

jeff    

Maybe he had a drink just before the cops pulled him over. That would explain the smell of alcohol. How did he rent a car without a valid drivers license?

217 days ago
88.

Inconceivable!    

Bieber's attorney is hard at work getting these stories out each day...

217 days ago
89.

Christina    

Haven't read every comment. Did we forget the fact he 19. I don't think there a blood level for under age drink. Charge with a DUI.

217 days ago
90.

TedFrunk2    

"Let's see how he gets off this one."
TedFrunk2, 3 days ago

CALLED IT. Money will fix any problem.

217 days ago
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