Justin Bieber Trial Date Set for March 3 on DUI Charge
By Annie Reuter
Justin Bieber will return to sunny Miami next month following his arrest on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. A Miami-Dade Country judge has set Bieber’s trial date for March 3 (which happens to be the great state of Florida’s 169th birthday!), Billboard reports.
His trial date will follow his arraignment for the same charges on Feb. 14, where he has already plead not guilty on the three misdemeanors from his Jan. 23 arrest after he was caught drag-racing and driving under the influence in a Lamborghini.
The arrest report states that the officer smelled an “odor of alcohol emanating from the drivers breath and bloodshot eyes.” It continues to explain that Bieber had “slow deliberate movements and a stupor look on his face.” Under the influence, Bieber did not understand why he was being arrested and continually asked each officer why he was being transported to the Miami Beach Police Department.
His friend, Khalil Amir Sharieff, was also arrested in Miami. Bieber’s bail was set at $2,500 and he left jail later that day where he stopped to wave to photographers and blow kisses to his fans.
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This was not Bieber’s first time in trouble with the law this year. Less than a week after his Miami arrest, Bieber turned himself into a Toronto police station on assault charges.
According to CNN, the assault charge stems from an encounter with a limousine driver last month in which Bieber allegedly hit the driver repeatedly in the back of the head. The alleged incident happened after the limo driver picked up a group of six people outside a Toronto nightclub just before 3 a.m. on December 30, according to a police statement.
And lastly, his plane was stopped at the airport this past weekend for suspicion of marijuana. A customs agent detected “a strong odor of pot” and drug-sniffing dogs were dispatched into the private plane, with the animals detecting marijuana in two pieces of luggage. Upon further investigation, no weed was found in either bag.