Justin Bieber, all smiles for his mugshot after Florida drag-racing arrest

Justin Bieber is all smiles in this just-released mug shot, which E! News posted online just hours after his arrest. The 19-year-old pop star was driving a rented Lamborghini when he was pulled over shortly after 4 a.m. today on Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street in Miami Beach, Florida.

Bieber: All smiles for his mugshot

Bieber, who did not have a valid licence, failed a sobriety test and was later charged with DUI and drag racing. He told a police officer he was taking prescription antidepressants and had also been smoking marijuana "all day." The "Somebody to Love" singer also admitted that he'd had a beer earlier that night.

Singer Khalil Sharief was also pulled over and arrested. He, too, was charged with DUI.

The two were driving almost double the 30 mph speed limit and were taken to Miami-Dade Jail.They were fingerprinted there and had their mug shots taken.

E! News said a source told them hours before his arrest, that Bieber's advisers have been "encouraging him to go to rehab for a while. He won't listen to his team."

"His ego has gotten out of control," the source explained. "Lil Za, Milk, and Lil Twist are particularly bad influences on him."

The "All Around the World" singer is expected to be booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail. Bieber, 19, was reportedly visiting a nightclub on Lincoln Road on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Singer Khalil, 19, also arrested had hours earlier, he tweeted, "Just livin life, blessed."

Bieber has reportedly been around town over the past few days,said E online, making stops at a strip club and a skate shop.

Later Bieber was quoted as saying says he doesn't "give a f--k" what people say about him

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