UPDATE: Justin Bieber's bail set at $2,500 after arrest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
This mugshot of Justin Bieber was taken shortly after his arrest in Florida.

This mugshot of Justin Bieber was taken shortly after his arrest in Florida.

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A judge has set pop singer Justin Bieber's bail at $2,500 on charges of drag racing, driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

Bieber was arrested earlier Thursday after police said he was speeding down a residential street in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini. Officers say he had an expired license and was initially not cooperative when he was pulled over.

Police say Bieber admitted that he had been drinking, smoking marijuana and taking prescription medication.

Another R&B singer, Khalil, also was arrested on charges of drag racing and DUI. Police said Khalil was driving a Ferrari.


A van believed to be transporting pop star Justin Bieber has arrived at a South Florida jail following his arrest on drag-racing and DUI charges.

Television footage early Thursday showed a van thought to be carrying Bieber from a Miami Beach police station to a Miami-Dade County jail. The van, with blacked-out windows, was trailed by squad cars. After the van left the station, police said Bieber was gone.

Police say Bieber and an R&B singer known as Khalil were arrested early Thursday.

According to police, Bieber was driving a Lamborghini and Khalil was driving a Ferrari.

Sgt. Bobby Hernandez says Bieber failed a field sobriety test. Bieber and Khalil both face drag-racing and driving under the influence charges.

His immigration status likely won't be affected by his arrest.

According to U.S. immigration law, authorities do not revoke an individual's visa unless the person has been convicted of a violent crime or been sentenced to more than one year imprisonment.

Immigration attorney Ira Kurzban says neither driving under the influence nor driving without a license can make an individual eligible for deportation. Nor would either of those offenses keep the Canadian singer from being readmitted into the U.S.

Beiber in court

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