Teenage popstar Justin Bieber appeared to be heading to jail on Thursday after being arrested on suspicion of drag-racing and drink-driving in Florida.
Television footage showed a police van believed to be carrying the pop star from a Miami Beach police station to a Miami-Dade County jail.
Bieber was wearing a red t-shirt in his police mug shot. He was smiling, his eyes appeared glazed and his hair was spiked up. Bieber’s mug shot was released by Miami Police following his arrest.
During a press conference, Raymond Martinez, Miami Beach Police Chief explained the circumstance of Bieber’s arrest:
“When approaching the car when he opened up the window and confronted Mr Bieber, he smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. Mr Bieber at that point was not cooperating with the officer’s instructions. The officer asked him to exit the vehicle, he was questioning why he was being stopped,” said Martinez.
“Ultimately he did step out of the vehicle, but would not follow the officer’s instructions, the officer at that time did place Mr Bieber under arrest,” he continued.
Bieber confirmed to police that he had consumed marijuana, prescription drugs and alcohol.
Police said the pop star was charged with resisting arrest without violence, as well as drag racing and driving under the influence (DUI).