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Justin Bieber videos show unsteady walk in jail

Feb. 26, 2014 at 4:58 PM ET

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Video of pop star Justin Bieber's January arrest following a traffic stop in Miami is mostly uneventful, but does feature the singer taking some wobbling steps while walking on a straight line inside the station.

In the footage, which has no audio, the singer walks heel-to-toe on a line on the station floor, at first confidently, then stumbles briefly after he turns around to walk the other way. He then disappears from sight and is later seen walking the same line again, this time with more balance problems. Police officers observe the singer's walk while his friend, rapper Khalil Sharieff, sits in a chair nearby. Sharieff, who was driving a separate car, also was charged with one misdemeanor count of DUI.

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The video footage matches up with earlier officer reports, in which police wrote that the singer could not walk as instructed, had trouble turning without losing his balance and could not smoothly follow a moving object with his eyes.

At another point in the footage, Bieber is briefly seen doing a number of push-ups on the floor of the jail.

After fighting release of the footage at a hearing last week, Bieber's lawyers on Tuesday agreed to allow the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office to release the bulk of the footage — with the exception of five "sensitive" video clips, some of which may show Bieber taking urine tests. The video was sought by The Associated Press and other media organizations under Florida's public records law, which allows most evidence in a criminal case to be released to the media once it has been turned over to the defense team.

Video Shows Bieber’s Unsteady Walk in Jail

Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield will review the five redacted sections of the footage and render his decision on their release at a hearing on March 4, a spokeswoman for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida told NBC News. Police released surveillance video earlier this month of Bieber being processed after his arrest. That video shows Bieber removing his shoes, socks and black hoodie before being patted down by an officer.

Bieber, 19, has pled not guilty to three misdemeanor charges of DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired license. The pop star was arrested on Jan. 23 after a 4:09 a.m. traffic stop during which Bieber cursed repeatedly at a police officer and acknowledged smoking marijuana, drinking and taking an unknown prescription medication, according to police.

A toxicology report released by the state attorney's office revealed Bieber tested positive for marijuana and Xanax. The report, obtained by NBC News, does not reveal the quantities of the substances in Bieber's system. But a DUI test report obtained by NBC News shows that Bieber's alcohol breath tests were under the legal limit, even for an underage driver. Police tested Bieber four times, beginning at 5:24 a.m., because the first two samples could not be measured, the report says.

The report describes Bieber as being "excited, talkative, profanity, cooperative, insulting, and cocky" and states that he had a pronounced odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes, a flushed face, and an odor of marijuana on his clothes and breath.

A trial date has not been scheduled.

Image: Justin Bieber
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Justin Bieber leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami on Jan. 23, 2014, after the singer was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license.

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