Justin Bieber‘s dramatic drop from the top continued in unfortunate fashion this morning. The former teen pin-up, 19, was popped by the police for driving under the influence.
Law enforcement tells us … Bieber was busted in Miami Beach and it didn’t end with DUI … he was also busted for resisting arrest without violence, drag racing and driving on an expired license.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … they believe Justin was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.
We’re told the resisting arrest charge stems from Bieber refusing to take his hands out of his pockets when ordered to do so by cops.
The arrest occurred early Thursday morning.
Bieber is now in custody and is at the police department where he is being tested — presumably to more precisely measure his blood alcohol level. Our law enforcement sources say Justin was given a field sobriety test at the scene … and failed.
His next stop will be jail, where he will be booked and processed and bail will be set.
We’re told Bieber had just left SET nightclub and was driving a yellow Lamborghini at the time cops spotted him in a residential neighborhood. Our sources say Justin’s people actually blocked the street off so Bieber could drag race.
Sources say the person Justin was racing was also arrested. We’re told that driver was Khalil, a well-known rapper on Def Jam Records. He was in a red Ferrari.
Justin had a passenger in the car — a model.
The traffic stop was for drag racing and cops determined he was driving under the influence.
A mess. How many times has this tired story played out? It’s really not about the stresses attached to “growing up in the limelight”, it’s a case of what’s right and wrong. Something JB seems not to understand. He’ll learn. They all do.