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May 5 trial date set for Justin Bieber in Miami

Published on Mar 12, 2014 8:19 AM
 
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is pictured in police custody in Miami Beach, Florida on Jan 23, 2014 in this Miami Beach Police Department handout released to Reuters on March 4, 2014. Bieber is to stand trial in Miami on May 5 in connection with an alleged drag racing incident, a judicial source said on Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Teen idol Justin Bieber is to stand trial in Miami on May 5 in connection with an alleged drag racing incident, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

The date was set at a brief hearing before Judge William Altfield at Miami-Dade County court where the rebellious 20-year-old was represented in absentia by his lawyers.

Bieber has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired licence after he was arrested in Miami Beach on Jan 23 for drag racing in a Lamborghini sports car.

On Monday, a judge in Toronto set April 14 as the date for a preliminary hearing in a separate case in which the Canadian-born pop star is accused of assaulting a limousine driver.

 
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