Justin Bieber isn’t going to jail, but he is going to anger management and has made a $50,000 donation to charity in respect of his DUI and misdemeanour charges.
The pop star pled guilty to misdemenaour charges that followed his infamous drag racing incident in Miami in January and the result was the charitable donation, a $5000 fine and agreement to participate in a 12 hour anger management course. He did not attend the sentencing.
The Miami New Times adds that Bieber will be required to watch a series of videos about the consequences of drunk driving. Bieber’s defense attorney Mark Shapiro informed the judge during sentencing that Bieber had already made the $50,000 donation to a Miami children’s charity.
Rolling Stone report that Bieber, behind the wheel of a yellow Lamborghini, was initially charged with driving under the influence and drag racing. While it was initially reported that the trouble-making singer failed two Breathalyzer tests at the time of his January 23rd arrest, it was later revealed that his blood alcohol level was actually below the legal limit, but a urine test revealed traces of marijuana and Xanax.
The plea means Bieber will avoid a severe DUI punishment by instead pleading guilty to the lesser charges of careless driving and resisting arrest. Bieber was also originally charged with driving without a valid license, but when he later proved he did have one, that charge was dropped.