Jan 23, 2014 2:21 PM by NBC News
Pop star Justin Bieber is facing driving under the influence and other charges after authorities said he raced through a Miami Beach neighborhood in a rented Lamborghini, cursed at cops as he resisted arrest and admitted to consuming drugs and alcohol.
Bieber wore an orange prison outfit for his first appearance in bond court Thursday afternoon, where Judge Joseph P. Farina ordered him held on $2,500 bond. He has been charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.
The incident happened just after 4 a.m. in the area of Pine Tree Drive and West 26th Street, Miami Beach Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said. After his arrest, the pop star admitted to consuming alcohol and prescription medications and smoking marijuana, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez said.
The 19-year-old singer, who was in a rented yellow Lamborghini, was pulled over in the area along with a red Ferrari, which was also speeding, police said.
Bieber's car was being trailed by multiple SUVs when officers gave chase, police sources told NBC 6 South Florida. Two of the cars were apparently being used to block the area off, police said.
He was driving north on Pine Tree Drive at such a high rate of speed it took officers a significant distance to catch him, police said. The officer who made the arrest said the cars were going approximately 55 to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, Martinez said.
An officer "smelled a strong odor of alcohol" coming from Bieber's car, Martinez said. "The driver had slow deliberate movements and a stuper look on his face," an arrest report said.
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