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Bieber’s Miami hearing postponed

Miami - A Miami-Dade County judge postponed a hearing to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

The judge on Tuesday postponed the hearing August 13 at the request of prosecutors and Bieber's attorney.

Justin Bieber, centre, watches the Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder with his mother Pattie Mallette, second from left, on May 11, 2014. Photo: Mark J. Terrill. Credit: AP

Bieber was arrested January 23 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street race between Bieber and a friend.

Alcohol breath tests found Bieber's level below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers, but urine tests showed the presence of marijuana and an anti-anxiety drug. Bieber also was charged with driving on an expired licence.

It's unknown whether Bieber will attend next week's hearing. - Sapa-AP

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