Pop star will appear in court on drink-driving charges in March
The date for Justin Bieber‘s DUI trial has been set for March 3.
BBC News reports that Bieber will face trial in Miami after a county judge set the date. The pop star’s lawyers have already entered a not guilty plea. Bieber is charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.
The pop singer was pulled over in Miami on January 23 after his yellow Lamborghini was spotted as one of two vehicles racing at 4.09am. The police confirmed that two vehicles were used to block off a road in order to stage the race and that Bieber and the other driver, a singer named as Khalil, were arrested and their cars towed.
Speaking at the time, police spokesman Sergeant Bobby Hernandez revealed that 19-year-old Bieber resisted arrest and failed a field sobriety test after being caught driving at double the 55mph speed limit. Bieber “had been smoking marijuana and he did consume a beer”, according to Hernandez.
It was the singer’s latest brush with the law. Earlier this month, he was charged with assaulting a limo driver, while in January, police in California searched Bieber’s home after he allegedly threw eggs at his neighbour’s house.
Last month (January 31), the pop star’s private jet was also detained and searched under the suspicion of having marijuana on board. The plane, which Bieber had chartered to attend the Super Bowl (February 2), was held at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey as police reportedly smelled marijuana.
Meanwhile, the White House has said that it will respond to a petition demanding Justin Bieber’s deportation from the US.
The petition, which currently has over 200,000 signatures, calls on the White House to revoke the Canadian pop star’s green card and remove him from the US. According to US Government protocol, once a petition has over 100,000 signatures, it must be reviewed by White House staff.