Justin Bieber sent to anger management after pleading guilty to careless driving

Singer did not appear in court and has also donated £30,000 to charity

Justin Bieber has donated £30,000 to charity and agreed to take anger management classes after pleading guilty to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest.

The charges date back to an incident earlier this year in which Bieber was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and using an expired licence after police say he was caught drag racing in Miami Beach.

Court officials agreed to drop a charge of driving under the influence in exchange for the guilty pleas, reports BBC News. The pop singer was not in court for the hearing.

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.