Bieber agrees to plea deal to settle charges in Miami Beach incident

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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 8:42 AM

MIAMI (Reuters) - Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded guilty in absentia on Wednesday to lesser charges to resolve a criminal case brought against him after police say he was caught drag racing on Miami Beach in January.

The agreement with prosecutors requires the Canadian singer to attend a 12-hour anger-management class, watch online videos about tragic drunken driving cases and donate $50,000 to a children's charity.

As part of the deal, Bieber, 20, pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence. In return, the state dropped a driving under the influence charge.

(Reporting by Zachary Fagenson; Writing by David Adams; Editing by Sandra Maler)