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Justin Bieber agrees to plea deal to settle charges in Miami Beach incident

Published on Aug 14, 2014 2:55 AM

MIAMI (REUTERS) - Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded guilty to lesser charges on Wednesday to resolve a criminal case brought by Miami Beach police who initially said he was caught drag racing in a Lamborghini under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

The agreement with prosecutors requires the Canadian singer, who was not in court, to attend a 12-hour anger-management class, watch online videos about tragic drunken driving cases and donate US$50,000 (S$62,000) to a children’s charity.

As part of the deal, Bieber pleaded guilty to careless driving, a civil infraction, and resisting an officer without violence, a misdemeanor.

In return, the state dropped a charge of driving under the influence.

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is pictured in police custody in Miami Beach, Florida on January 23, 2014 in this Miami Beach Police Department handout released to Reuters on March 4, 2014. He pleaded guilty in absentia on Wednesday to lesser charges to resolve a criminal case brought against him after police say he was caught drag racing on Miami Beach. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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