MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach police have released revealing pictures of international pop superstar Justin Bieber shortly after he was arrested.
Bieber was taken into custody on January 23 after police said he was driving under the influence on Miami Beach.
The exclusive pictures released Tuesday were taken inside the Miami Beach police department as he was being booked.
They were released to CBS4 News the same day a Miami-Dade County judge decided he would release additional videos of Justin Bieber but only after they’ve been redacting to protect his privacy.
The close-up pictures of Bieber released Tuesday reveal the multitude of tattoos all over his body, including a sleeve tattoo on his left arm, tattoos on his back which include a bible quote and praying hands on his left leg. There’s also a tattoo of Jesus.
Police stopped Bieber and singer Khalil Amir Sharieff on January 23rd after what they said was an illegal street drag race involving exotic cars.
Breath tests showed that Bieber’s blood-alcohol content was below the .02 legal limit for underage drivers, but toxicology tests revealed the presence of the active ingredient in marijuana and the antidepressant Xanax.
Bieber has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence, resisting arrest and invalid-license charges.