Justin Bieber relaxing on Panama beach, says TV host

A Panamanian radio and television host says troubled pop star Justin Bieber has been relaxing on a beach in Panama on a vacation from the United States, where the Grammy-nominated singer faces driving under the influence charges after being arrested last week in Florida.

 Eddy Vasquez was filming a show at the Pacific Coast resort in Punta Chame, about 90 miles west of Panama City, when he spotted Bieber, 19, and members of his entourage walking along the beach. He and his crew took pictures of the singer and his companions, who got on personal watercraft and traveled to a nearby island.

The "Boyfriend" singer had previously performed several concert dates in Panama in October, 2013, as part of his "Believe" tour.

Bieber's publicist did not immediately respond Sunday to an email request from the Associated Press for comment.

 Police in Miami Beach said they arrested Bieber smelling of alcohol after officers saw him drag-racing before dawn on Thursday, his yellow Lamborghini traveling at nearly twice the speed limit. He was later released on $2,500 bail.

Following his arrest, stars such as Lady Gaga and Ellen DeGeneres offered their support and concern. Other stars, like Seth Rogen, weren't so polite. The "This Is the End" star posted on his Twitter account, "All jokes aside, Justin Bieber is a piece of s---."

On Friday, Bieber addressed his fans for the first time publicly following his arrest. On the social networking site Instagram, he posted an image of himself and Michael Jackson, both in similar poses following confrontations with the law.

The caption for the image read, "What more can they say."

The "Never Say Never" singer is also under investigation over an alleged egg-throwing incident involving one of his neighbors near his home in Calabasas, California.

Watch the video above of Bieber on the Panama beach Saturday. Video courtesy of Telemetro Canal 13 Panama.

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