Justin Bieber gets a delay in Miami DUI trial

April 23, 2014 

APTOPIX Justin Bieber Arrest

These police booking mugs made available by the Miami Dade County Corrections Department show pop star Justin Bieber, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Bieber and singer Khalil were arrested early Thursday for allegedly drag-racing on a Miami Beach Street. Police say Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs. (AP Photo/Miami Dade County Jail)


Justin Bieber's Miami DUI trial date has been pushed back to July 7. His lawyers on Wednesday asked for a continuance as both sides work to "resolve" the case before a trial on the misdemeanor driving under the influence charge. The Canadian pop star, whose antics have drawn worldwide scrutiny, was arrested Jan. 23 after police said he raced his high-powered Lamborghini on a South Beach residential street closed off by his security team.

According to police, the pop star admitted to smoking marijuana and taking prescription medication, and a urine analysis showed he tested positive for marijuana and Xanax. His blood alcohol level, however, was below the legal limit.

In Miami-Dade, first-time DUI offenders who are not arrested for traffic wrecks are generally eligible for a "pre-trial diversion" program that allows them to get their charge dismissed in exchange for community service, education classes and fines.

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