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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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91.

Spectader    

Speed is not relevant in the charges, it's called "provocation for a speed contest" the same law is on the Ca. books.
Also tox reports take more than a day or two so other drugs in his system he admitted too will show up and he's still under 21!

209 days ago
92.

Lola    

Different FL rules apply to underage drinking. More stern. Marijuana is illegal. Taking drugs not prescribed for you, illegal. Blocking off street with the intention of racing, illegal. Resisting arrest, illegal. Mouthing off to cops, illegal and stupid. Doesn't matter how fast cars were going in a race. Any speed is still a race, and blocking off the street is hazardous. I'd put him in prison just because he was wearing red tennis shoes, no socks, and what looked like a leather skirt, along with the requisite thug hoodie.

209 days ago
93.

Cran    

The Bieber haters are so angry they are going to choke....what he didn't race? That's sad for the jealous boys out here that want to see him go down. Sorry. Maybe next time?

209 days ago
94.

Javajewel    

Blah, blah, blah TMZ . It's the same old crap you always do: Just like EVERY Lidnsey Lohan story ...you spend a whole day telling us why They're SO GUILTY and the next day telling us why They're SO INNOCENT. Yawn.

209 days ago
95.

UNLV1990    

Justin is guilty of being a dbag!

209 days ago
96.

Art Fugue    

Who you gonna believe, TMZ or the Florida cops? After all, one is a sleazy, anything for a buck operation with no moral compass, and the other is a ... celebrity gossip web site. [ba-dum-bump] Hey, I'm here all week, tip your waitresses.

209 days ago
97.

Marlena    

Stp hating on the 'young' beeb....
He's growing up in his own way all of you are jealous and haters .......

209 days ago
98.

Just My Opinion    

Ok, they say Justin was driving the fastest race car around, and they blocked off 15 blocks so he can race?
He didn't get it up to even 40MP? I would be looking for another race car, or someone is paying people to tell another story. I am not saying I know a lot about cars, but don't those type of cars get up to speed in no time flat? That is why they are use them for racing. Something smells fishy here.

209 days ago
99.

JA    

All I could is: STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS!

STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS! STUPID COPS!

They could have had him, they let him go and blew what little creditability they had.

Now the world know what liars they are, not the minorities and poor.

209 days ago
100.

ketjo    

Oh Look ! Harvey's took on another "Save my Ass Client" by Distorting the Truth Campaign .....How Much Harvey ? How much money are you getting paid ...What's the price of assassination of the Miami Police this week....cause that's what you are trying to do....Go back and look at that Mug Shot....really look at it.......that kid ..is higher then a kite.....
You have turned this site into about the sleaziest, nastiest , crookedest site on the net...You are not reporters ..you and your foul mouthed workers are nothing but paid assassins and mud stingers ......

209 days ago
101.

Doubting Thomas    

You can "reek" of alcohol if you had been drunk at any point before someone smells it. Just because your blood alcohol level isn't high later doesn't men it wasn't really high at some point before that.

209 days ago
102.

CommonSensory    

Bieber makes me wants to give him a good old fashioned butt-kickin' most of the time. He's a dumb young kid like most at his age, especially with that much money and fame. But geeeeesh, how pitiful is it that the cops are making up stuff?

209 days ago
103.

Truth    

This was nothing more than a publicity stunt. His movie bombed. His albums aren't selling. His singles are flopping. He had to do something. He knows he is on Minute 14.

209 days ago
104.

HoTMZ    

Obviously they stopped racing once the cops turned on their lights and started pursuing them for 15 blocks. It doesn't mean they were not racing just because a high speed cop chase did not take place!!!

209 days ago
105.

Pablo Escabar    

Doesnt matter if he even had a sip--he is UNDER the legal drinking age and behind the wheel of a high-powered sportscar. I'm really starting to hate TMZ. Almost as bad as perez

209 days ago
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