Singer Justin Bieber waves from atop an SUV as he leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Miami. Bieber was released from jail Thursday following his arrest on charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. Police say they stopped the 19-year-old pop star while he was drag-racing down a Miami Beach street before dawn. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Hector Gabino) FLORIDA KEYS OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES. DIARIO LAS AMERICAS OUT
Bieber pleads not guilty to DUI charges after Miami arrest
First Published Jan 29 2014 04:47 pm • Last Updated Jan 29 2014 05:56 pm
MIAMI • Justin Bieber has pleaded not guilty in to charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Florida.
Court records show that Bieber’s attorney filed the written plea Wednesday in Miami-Dade County. Bieber already has an arraignment set for Feb. 14, but Florida law doesn’t require the 19-year-old pop star to be present.
Defense attorney Mark Shapiro says a decision on whether Bieber will attend has not been made.
Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested last week in Miami Beach during what police described as an illegal street drag race between a Lamborghini and a Ferrari. Neither has been charged with drag racing.
Police say Bieber cursed at an officer and admitted to smoking marijuana, drinking and taking a prescription medication.
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