CCTV footage of Justin Bieber's sobriety test released

27/02/14

CCTV footage of Justin Bieber's arrest last month has been released by the State Attorney's Office in Miami.

The recording shows the singer being frisked and walking a straight-line sobriety test.

Officials in the US allowed the release of the videos after weeks of discussions.

Justin Bieber mug shot

The 19-year-old musician was arrested in January in Miami Beach, Florida, with driving under the influence and resisting arrest among the charges.

In one clip, Bieber is dressed in a dark hoodie with the hood over his head, dark baggy shorts and bright red shoes. He tries to walk carefully and slowly heel to toe.

He stumbles slightly as he turns and appears to have his arms out for balance.

CCTV footage showing Justin Bieber sobriety test

In a second try, he stumbles again, even reaching out to a wall for support and has an animated face-to-face conversation with a police officer in which both point fingers at each other.

The video also shows him being frisked by a police officer.

All of the footage was released under Florida's public records law, which allows the media to request any evidence that forms part of a criminal case.

CCTV footage showing Justin Bieber sobriety test

However five sensitive clips were reportedly held back, including footage of him carrying out a urine test, and will be reviewed by a Miami-Dade county judge next month.

Justin Bieber's lawyer, Roy Black, said the release of these clips would cause "irreparable harm" to his client who has pleaded not guilty to drinking under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid licence.

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