Pop star will accept guilty plea for lesser charges of careless driving and resisting an officer without violence
Justin Bieber is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday in relation to his Florida arrest in January 2013. As part of the deal, a DUI charge against him will be dropped. Instead, Bieber will accept a guilty plea for careless driving and resisting an officer without violence.
Additionally, the pop star will have to attend a 12-hour anger-management course, according to the Miami Herald, and he has agreed to a make a voluntary $50,000 charitable donation. The classes will be private, to avoid a media and public frenzy.
Lawyers for Justin Bieber will appear in court on Wednesday, but the Canadian pop star is not expected to be in attendance.
Legal representatives for Bieber did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Bieber was arrested in January for allegedly drag racing down a Miami street that had been blocked off by his security team. When he was confronted by police officers, he was allegedly belligerent, and tested positive for marijuana and Xanax, though his blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.
(For the record: An earlier version of this story inaccurately stated that Bieber will make a $500,000 donation, rather than one for $50,000, the correct figure.)