Bieber Pleads Not Guilty in DUI, Turns Himself in for Assault in Toronto
Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Celebrity Justice, DUI/DWI
Justin Bieber, who’s been all over the news lately due to multiple legal issues since December, pled not guilty to DUI charges on Wednesday in a Miami court. Bieber has an arraignment date set for the middle of February, but more than likely will not be present for it. They were originally charged with DUI and drag racing, which is a crime in Florida, although it shows that neither he nor his friend Khalil Sharieff, who was also arrested, are being charged with drag racing.
The pop star was stopped in the early morning last week at a traffic stop, when he began cursing at police officers and admitting to smoking marijuana, drinking, and taking a prescription drug, according to the police report. The Breathalyzer was administered multiple times, as the first two readings were were invalid. The 3rd test showed a BAC of .014, which is below the Florida legal limit for persons under 21 of .02. Bieber and Sharieff submitted urine samples, which may show marijuana to have been in his system, which would still qualify as Driving Under the Influence charge.
After pleading not guilty in Florida, the pop star took a flight to his home country, Canada, to turn himself in to face charges for assault against a limo driver stemming from Dec. 29th when the singer was in town attending a Toronto Maple Leafs game. Police responded in December to a disturbance involving Bieber’s entourage and a limo driver, who was allegedly hit several times in the back of the head. Police were unsure if, at the time, Bieber himself was involved in the assault, or someone from his entourage.
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