Bieber arrested for drunken drag racing
The young Canadian pop star has reportedly been detained by Miami police.
JOHANNESBURG - Several news outlets are reporting that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been arrested.
US celebrity news website TMZ reports that the 19-year-old is still in custody and undergoing tests to establish his blood alcohol level.
It's believed he is accused of illegal drag racing and drunk driving in Miami, Florida.
The singer was in a rented Lamborghini, police reportedly told NBC 6 South Florida.
Further details remain sketchy at present.
The Boyfriend singer has made headlines frequently in recent months for various reasons.
Last week, a search was conducted at his home on suspicion of felony vandalism after he was accused of pelting his neighbour's home with eggs.
In November, allegations that he had solicited a prostitute in Brazil landed him in hot water.
Bieber shot to fame after being discovered in 2008, with his first album released the following year.
He performed for tens of thousands of adoring South African fans in Johannesburg and Cape Town last year.