Justin Bieber court date set

The singer faces charges of driving under the influence

Justin Bieber court date set

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A judge in Miami has set a May 5 trial date for Justin Bieber's drivng under the influence case.

The singer has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and using an expired license after police say he was caught drag racing in Miami Beach, Reuters reports. He did not attend yesterday's (March 10) hearing at Miami-Dade county court.

The trial date was initially scheduled for March but was postponed after Bieber's lawyers argued in court with several news outlets over whether video images of the singer following his arrest on January 23 should be released. Several videos, including one of the singer giving a urine sample, have been released.

Bieber was arrested for drunken driving after officers stopped him in a rented yellow Lamborghini alongside another driver in a red Ferrari on a main Miami Beach street. Two SUVs had blocked off the road so the singer could race a friend, police said. Bieber initially resisted arrest, swore at police officers and later told them he had consumed alcohol, cannabis and prescription drugs, according to police. He was released on bail.

Earlier this week (March 9), Bieber made an unannounced appearance at SXSW over the weekend.
The pop singer appeared at his manager Scooter Braun Projects Sunday Funday event in Austin, Texas to sing a mash-up of songs that included his track 'Boyfriend', accompanied by the band Rixton.

Last week Justin Bieber criticised his former mentor Usher in a leaked video of his testimony in a court case brought against him by a photographer. Bieber appeared at a court in Miami on March 6 to defend himself in a case brought by Jeffrey Binion. The photographer claims that Bieber ordered four of his bodyguards to forcibly remove the memory card from Binion's camera after he took photos of Bieber outside recording studio ‘The Hit Factory’ in June 2013.

In February, Bieber was charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto late last year.

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