News

Justin Bieber heads to trial on May 5

Justin Bieber heads to trial on May 5

SEE YOU IN COURT: Justin Bieber has a May 5 trial date. Photo: Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) – A Miami judge has set a May 5 trial date for pop singer Justin Bieber, who faces charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and using an expired license after police say he was caught drag racing in Miami Beach.

The 20-year-old Bieber has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He did not attend the hearing on Tuesday in a Miami-Dade county court.

The initial March trial date was postponed after lawyers for Bieber and several news organizations argued in court over whether the media should have access to video images of the singer while he was in police custody following his arrest on Jan. 23.

PHOTOS: Top 20 Bieber bad-boy moments | Justin Bieber through the years

Police arrested Bieber for drunken driving after officers stopped him in a rented yellow Lamborghini alongside another driver in a red Ferrari on a main Miami Beach street.

Two SUVs had blocked off the road so the singer could race a friend, police said.

Bieber initially resisted arrest, cursed at police officers and later told them he had consumed alcohol, pot and prescription drugs, according to police.

WATCH: Bieber storms out of deposition

He was released from jail after a judge set bail at $2,500. If convicted, Bieber could face six months in jail, although experts say he will likely get off with a lighter sentence for his first offense.

Bieber was charged in February with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto late last year.

(Reporting by Kevin Gray; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

doghouse-edited

yesterday in News

Authorities respond to viral video of dogs in snowy Clarksville backyard

Several citizens lodged complaints saying the dogs were left in the cold without proper shelter.

net neutrality REUTERS

yesterday in News

FCC rules Internet companies must act in ‘public interest’

The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what’s called “net neutrality.”

sobriety-checkpoint

yesterday in News

Law enforcement to conduct sobriety checkpoint

The checkpoint will be on Highway 149 in Montgomery County.

drunk driving

yesterday in News

Kentucky House passes ignition interlock bill for drunken drivers

The bill cleared the House on a 96-0 vote Wednesday and now goes to the Senate.

rick-santorum

yesterday in News

Rick Santorum named keynote speaker for Annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner

The Montgomery County Republican Party will host the dinner March 28.