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 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 license after he was arrested in Miami Beach on January 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.
Bieber — whose hits include “Baby” and “Boyfriend” — has also come under investigation in Los Angeles for allegedly throwing eggs at a neighbor’s house.
Through his Twitter account, Bieber has told fans he is currently hard at work on new music. Last weekend he popped up at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, giving a surprise performance
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