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Justin Bieber's head of security arrested for DUI after car crash

Justin Bieber's head of security Mikey Arana has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after a car crash that injured two Florida police officers on Thursday (29Nov17).

Arana, who has long been a member of the 23-year-old Sorry singer's team, is facing three separate DUI charges, and three of leaving the scene of an accident according to TMZ.com.

The Miami-Dade County Police officers' injuries meant they were taken into hospital, with one having to be airlifted. Both have now been released from the hospital, police officials confirmed on Twitter.

"Thankfully, both of our officers involved in the crash earlier this morning have been discharged from the hospital and continue to recover at home," they wrote.

Officers told Erica Rakow, a reporter for WPLG Local 10 News who was present at the scene, that Arana refused to do a field sobriety test or give a blood sample and that investigators claim they found receipts for alcoholic drinks in his pockets.

Bieber was was himself arrested for DUI in Miami in 2014 after he was pulled over for drag racing in a Lamborghini Gallardo. He admitted being under the influence of alcohol and drugs and as part of his plea deal gave $50,000 to a local children's charity.