The pop star was taken into police custody in Miami on Thursday morning, though the details of his arrest are still being revealed. His bail was set at $2,500.
Justin Bieber was arrested Thursday in Miami. The pop star was booked on several charges, including DUI and driving with an expired license.
He was released Miami-Dade County jail Thursday after being arrested on charges of drag racing while drunk and high before dawn.
The 19-year-old pop prince waved and smiled at a gaggle of fans as he walked out of the jail just after 2 p.m. and into a waiting car. He was released from custody after posting $2,500 bail.
Earlier, the “Baby” singer, wearing orange jail clothing, flashed a big glassy-eyed grin as cops took his mug shot and booked him. But was “crying his eyes out” in the detention center.
Justin Bieber sits on car roof and waves to fans after being released from jail in Miami.
Bieber was busted at 4:11 a.m., driving a rented yellow Lamborghini with 21-year-old fashion model, Chantel Jeffries, in the passenger seat, a Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Hernandez told the Daily News.
“For his DUI charge it’s going to be a combination of alcohol and narcotics,” she said.
The green-eyed Jeffries, a 5-foot 6 Wihelmina model who sports a 32-23-35 body, was also taken into custody but not immediately charged, cops said. She has a reputation as a Miami bad girl, having been arrested at least five times before, once for driving 92 mph in a 70 mph zone.
“Something about the shock factor,” Jeffries tweeted hours before her arrest from a men’s basketball game between the University of Miami and the Duke Blue Devils.
Justin Bieber was arraigned in Miami court on Thursday afternoon. His bond was set for $2,500.
Bieber was stopped near the 300 block of 41st St., near Pine Tree Drive in Miami. He was driving a rented yellow Lamborghini and going “up to 60” mph in a residential neighborhood where the speed limit is 30.
He reportedly blew a .04, which would not make him a drunk driver if he were 21 years old, but Florida law indicates the singer could face an automatic license suspension for being underage and blowing above a .02
His entourage blocked off local streets to create a make-shift drag strip for him, Hernandez said. A police report described at least four black Cadillac SUV’s blocking roads in front and behind two sports cars, causing backed up traffic.
A member of his group, aspiring musician Khalil Amir Sharieff, is confirmed as the other racer. He was also charged with a DUI and released on $1,000 bail.
Bieber was seen driving with a woman, identified as model Chantel Jeffries, in Miami on Wednesday night.
A source close to the Canadian singer told The News that the other car – Sharieff’s red Ferrari – was pulled over in front of Bieber at the scene. No one was injured.
Sharieff, 19, had “droopy eyes” and his “speech was slow” when cops approached his car, according to a police report. The arresting officer was “met with the odor of marijuana” coming from the car.
After being transported from the racing scene, Bieber was escorted into the Miami-Dade County correctional facility by four police officers.
The “Boyfriend” singer wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black leather shorts and red sneakers, and his face was covered as he avoided cameras. Sharieff was escorted to the jail by only one police officer.
Justin Bieber (r.) posted this picture of himself standing in front of yellow Lamborghini and an unidentified friend — it has since been removed from his Instagram page.
Photos of Bieber in his car hours before the bust were apparently taken down from his Instagram page before news of his arrest broke, but Sharieff, shared a few photos of the wild night to his page.
He posted a photo of Bieber riding in the yellow Lamborghini with a woman – now identified as model Chantel Jeffries – at the wheel. Bieber apparently switched seats with her later on.
“He put everybody’s lives at risk to try to get a cheap thrill. That’s unacceptable behavior and he was arrested for it,” Miami Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told the Daily News.
“He basically didn’t want to comply with none of the officers on the scene, questioning every order that they gave him. He wouldn’t take his hands out of his pockets.”