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  • 28 January 2014, 14:43

Justin Bieber 'Driving Charges Dropped'

Charges against Justin Bieber for driving under the influence and driving without a valid license appear to have been dropped by a court in Miami.

It comes after the 19 year old was arrested in the early hours of January 23 while driving a rented yellow Lamborghini at twice the speed limit.

The Canadian singer is said to have failed a sobriety test and admitted to having drunk a beer, taken a prescription drug and smoked marijuana.

After spending time in a jail cell he was charged with driving under the influence of drink or drugs, driving without a valid license and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $2,500 (1,500) before his release.

However, according to documents on the Miami-Dade County Court Clerk's website, Bieber appears to now only be charged with resisting arrest without violence.

The teenager jetted out of Miami after his arrest and has been photographed in Panama over the past few days.

It is believed his manager Scooter Braun and mentor Usher have flown to Panama to speak to the singer about concerns they have over his recent behaviour.

Bieber was due to appear in court back in Miami at 8.30am on Monday morning.

Police chief Raymond Martinez said the star was "belligerent" when asked to get out of the car and that his movements had been "slow" and "deliberate" during his arrest.

Bieber was arrested alongside his friend, the R&B artist Khalil, who had been driving a red Ferrari when they were stopped.

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