Pop singer Justin Bieber is likely to go to trial over one of his recent scrapes with the law. TMZ.com reports that Bieber is expected to be tried on a DUI charge, after the teenage superstar and Miami Beach prosecutors failed to strike a plea deal.
Prosecutors wanted Bieber to submit to random drug testing for six to nine months, but the singer reportedly would not accept any deal with probationary terms, especially drug testing, the story says.
The authorities are refusing to make a deal unless Bieber agrees to random drug testing, creating an impasse, the piece reports.
“With a plea deal all but off the table, a trial is likely," the article adds. "Law enforcement sources acknowledge there are problems with the arresting officers … the fact that he may have lied when he said he smelled alcohol on Justin’s breath (he blew a .014). And another cop claimed Justin was drag racing (at 27 MPH)."
The report notes: “At stake — Justin could be tried for 3 offenses … DUI, resisting arrest, and driving on an expired license. Worst case scenario — 2 1/2 years in jail.”