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Justin Bieber Reaches Plea Deal in Drag Racing Case

Aug 13, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Pop singer Justin Bieber has reached a plea deal on charges stemming from what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, the Associated Press reports.

Instead of the original DUI charge, the 20-year-old singer will plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest without violence, the story notes. He also agreed to take an anger management course and donate $50,000 to charity, and will pay court-ordered fines. He won’t serve any jail time.

“Bieber was arrested early Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street race between Bieber’s rented Lamborghini and a Ferrari driven by R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff,” the story reports. “Neither was charged with drag racing and there was little evidence they were even exceeding posted speed limits.”

Bieber’s alcohol breath test was below the limit for underage drivers, but other tests detected marijuana and Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, the story adds.

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