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Justin Bieber

GPS Records Show NO DRAG RACING

1/31/2014 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has obtained GPS records from the rented Lambo Justin Bieber was driving when he was arrested for DUI ... and there is NO evidence of drag racing.

TMZ broke the story ... Miami Beach cops claimed they noticed Bieber and his buddy Khalil (who drove a red Ferrari) drag racing and that's why they were stopped.  Cops claimed they were going between 55 and 60 MPH.

But the GPS on Justin's car records speed when the car accelerates quickly.  Take a look at the read-out.  At 4:07 AM Justin left the club and zoomed away ... reaching a maximum speed of 44 MPH.  Two minutes later the GPS registered at a max speed of 27 MPH. 

Here's why the read-out is so significant.   Cops claim they noticed the drag race on the 2600 block of Pine Tree Drive.  Bieber came to a stop and was then arrested on the 4100 block.  The 27 MPH read out is on the 3700 block ... smack in the middle of the supposed drag race.  Mind you ... 27 MPH is UNDER the 30 MPH speed limit.

If Justin had been racing ... the GPS would have recorded a higher speed.  Yet the maximum speed on Pine Tree was 27 MPH.

Now check this out.  The cops say 2 Escalades were stopped on Pine Tree to block traffic so Bieber and his buddy could drag race.  We obtained the GPS for one of the Escalades (below) which shows at 2:35 AM the SUV stopped -- and that's when Bieber's dad (who was in the Escalade) went inside the nightclub with his son.  They were there for 1.2 hours.
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At 4:06 AM the Escalade started rolling and it didn't stop again until Bieber was pulled over.  So it never stopped to accommodate a so-called drag race.

This could present huge problems for prosecutors, because if the pretext of stopping Bieber's car proves false, it could derail the case.  Which is probably why TMZ's videos of Justin's cars were subpoenaed.  Problem is ... the videos don't show drag racing either.

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121.

ANDYK    

Hey geniuses,

Look at the two locations marked on the GPS marked 4:07:13 and 4:09:13. That is exactly two minutes apart. Those locations are 1 mile apart. Now, if it takes you two minutes to go 1 mile, that means you are driving an AVERAGE of 30 miles per hour. If the MAXIMUM speed is the 27 miles per hour that you suggest, they could never have made it between point A and point B in exactly two minutes. This is especially true when you consider that there are multiple traffic lights/stop signs between point A (Dade Blvd) and point B (Pine Tree Drive), where the vehicles should have come to complete stops.

So, either the GPS didn't record the speed properly or it was manipulated, but the time and the locations it registered make it impossible that the maximum speed was 27 miles per hour.

244 days ago
122.

Don    

The two highlighted timestamps are 2 minutes apart.

The car he was in can easily do a quarter mile in under 15 seconds.

There is ample opportunity have done a drag race inside of those two minutes. Therefore this does not prove he wasn't drag racing.

244 days ago
123.

CL    

They weren't drag racing. They were doing what's called "Slow Rolling" where you line up side by side and shoot video of each other in the cars like a rap video.

244 days ago
124.

brent    

What people don't seem to realize is how easy it is to tell that these records seem to be tampered with. Also in florida if you are under 21 and have anything around .02 it's a dui.

244 days ago
125.

Pepitared    

Lol yep this just in from TMZ the worlds most trustworthy news source!!!! What a joke

244 days ago
126.

Don    

The two highlighted timestamps are 2 minutes apart.

The car he was in can easily do a quarter mile in under 15 seconds.

There is ample opportunity have done a drag race inside of those two minutes. Therefore this does not prove he wasn't drag racing.

244 days ago
127.

Ummmm    

He probably paid them off to change it.

244 days ago
128.

MikeD    

The GPS records and transmitts every few minutes, so the time at which the GOS "snapped" data to transmit, the Bieliber was travelling 44, but what about the the previous 11 minutes between GPS data aquisition? Much can happen with a car that can do 0-60... in 3 seconds or less! 44 mph recorded may have been while backing off throttle baby!

244 days ago
129.

starcrossed    

Hey numb-nuts or whoever writes this crap at TMZ. Justin Bieber was not charged with drag racing so this whole issue of his speed at the time of he was pulled over is MEANINGLESS. The only issue is did the police have probable cause to stop him. And the likely did. So much for your scoop! Get the straight facts here: http://bit.ly/1aWh7Jq

244 days ago
130.

dalpor    

Why are you defending this ****waffle???

244 days ago
131.

ketjo    

TMZ ....just didn't realize that people can actually do math ...add up numbers and facts....and spot the BIG OBVIOUS WINDOW in these readings....They are assuming their readers are nothing but 3 grade educated morons...and sheep who lets others do their thinking for them...
Thank you .....you all have restored some of my faith in people having enough sense to recognize shyt when they see it .smell it and hear or read it.....

244 days ago
132.

Laz    

Those are AVERAGE speeds over the indicated DISTANCE. For instance: In the case of the 2014 Escalade its 30MPH over 1.3 Miles. In the case of the Lamb, its its an average 44MPH over exactly 2:00 minutes (it doesnt show the distance, I imagine it is very short).

A drag race is 0MPH for a while, then 80, 120, or whatever, and then zero again. That would easily average out to 40MPH over that time.

244 days ago
133.

IwantJustinbiebertobemycellmate    

THEY NEED PROOF HE WAS SPEEDING TO JUSTIFIED THE STOP. IF THE STOP WAS ILLEAGAL STOP EVERYTHING THAT TOOK PLACE AFTER THAT STOP IS ALSO ILLEGAL. IF THE GUY WAS APOXACHMATING THE SPEED IT MEANS HE WAS GUESSING HE DIDN'T HAVE HIS RADER ON IT GOING BE TOUGH TO PROVE THE TRAFFIC STOP WAS LEGAL. THAT WHAT TMZ IS TRYING TO SAY THEY NEED THEIR ON DEVICE IF THEY DO NOT HAVE ONE WHO IS THE JUDGE GOING TO BELIEVE A OFFICER AKA A PERSON OR A COMPUTER DEVICE. READ THE REPORT IT SAY IT RIGHT THEIR THAT MEANS GUESSING NOT A RADER READING.

244 days ago
134.

James B Thomaston    

that car takes less than 6 seconds to reach 60mph, and less than 10 to reach 100. He could have easily reached a speed of 70-80 and decelerated in a 2 minute time gap. Guess none of you guys reading have ever been in a drag race. They are usually over in a matter of 10-15 seconds. der.

244 days ago
135.

DD    

What speed was he driving between 4:007pm and 4:09pm?

244 days ago
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