Report: Justin Bieber Takes Plea Deal in DUI Case

Pop star will cop to misdemeanor careless driving, take anger management courses, and make $50,000 charitable donation.

Posted: 08/13/2014 10:40 AM EDT
Justin Bieber

An agreement has been finalized in Justin Bieber's DUI case, which will not include  jail time for the pop star. Bieber will plead guilty to the lesser misdemeanor charge of careless driving and resisting arrest without violence instead of DUI, the Associated Press reports.  

Lawyers for Bieber are expected to attend a hearing Wednesday (Aug. 13). The singer will not be on hand for court, but has agreed to take 12 private anger management courses, pay court fees, and make a $50,000 charitable donation, in addition to the charges. 

According to TMZ, Bieber's attorney, Roy Black, was worried that the 20-year-old recording artist would receive probation, and ultimately violate the terms.

Bieber was arrested for DUI, drag racing and driving with an expired license on Jan. 23. Authorities claimed he was racing drunk, although GPS revealed from his rented Ferrari only shows speeding at one point in the night. A toxicology report confirmed that he had very little alcohol in his system but was under the influence of marijuana and prescription medication.

This is the second plea deal Bieber has copped in a month. In July he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism for egging his former neighbor's house.      

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