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Justin Bieber gets court date over drink driving charge

Justin Bieber will be appearing in court.
Justin Bieber will be appearing in court. 247PapsTV / Splash News

JUSTIN Bieber's driving under the influence (DUI) trial date has been pushed back until May 5 following his arrest in Miami in January.

The 20-year-old singer has been called to appear in front of the judge following his arrest in January after he was allegedly caught drag-racing in Miami.

The 'Baby' hitmaker has also been charged with resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license, but he has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

Justin's original trial date was set for February 14, but was pushed back until March 3, and has now been postponed for another two months after news organisations requested the release of a video showing the troubled star giving a urine sample in jail.

It was believed the CCTV footage was of public interest, but the Miami Judge ruled "sensitive images" should be censored before being published.

An initial breath test showed Justin's alcohol levels were below the 0.02 limit for under-age drivers, but further tests revealed there was a presence of marijuana and Xanax in his blood at the time of arrest.

Meanwhile, as well as facing legal problems in Miami, Justin could also potentially face felony charges after an incident where one of his neighbours' homes was egged, causing $20,000 of damage.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney is now reviewing evidence and deciding whether to press charges against the star.

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