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DUI Charges Against Bieber Could Be Dropped, If He Sobers Up

Justin Bieber leaving the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center Jan. 23 in Miami (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Justin Bieber could get off pretty lightly from his DUI and resisting arrest charges—provided he can stay clean.The Florida State Attorney has offered Bieber a plea deal, offering to drop the charges if he fulfills a number of conditions, TMZ reports. Bieber must plead no contest to reckless driving, finish 40 hours of community service, attend an alcohol education course, visit a “victim impact panel” (where he’ll hear from DUI victims) and have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle for three months, meaning he has to pass a breathalyzer test to start his car.

On top of that, prosecutors say Bieber will have to submit to random drug testing wherever he is, for six to nine months. He’ll have to submit his travel plans to the court, and authorities will set up random testing—on his dime. The other option is jail.

Bieber for his part wasn’t letting the news get him down—he tweeted “Keeping it positive always” late last night, right around the same time he released a new song, “Broken” featuring Blake Kelly (possibly about those eggs he allegedly lobbed at a neighbor’s house).

Toss the sizzurp, whiskey and weed if you want to stay out of jail, Beebs.


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