Justin Bieber has turned down the plea deal he was offered for his DUI and is headed to court, a report revealed today.
The 19-year-old has allegedly turned down a plea deal that stipulated he plead no contest to reckless driving, complete 40 hours of community service, attend an alcohol education class, attend a “victim panel” (where people who lost loved ones to DUIs share their stories) and install an ignition interlock device on his car for three months.
According to TMZ, Bieber’s team doesn’t want to commit to any conditions—especially random drug testing.
By rejecting the plea deal—which is commonly offered to first-time offenders — it’s likely that Justin’s case will go to trial.
It would appear his team believes they can get a better deal than the accepted plea because of the inconsistencies in the arrest.
Police reported they smelled alcohol on Justin’s breath, although he only blew a .014 on a Breathalyzer; another cop claimed he was drag racing—but he clocked in at a mere 27 MPH.
Justin is currently facing three charges related to his Jan. 23 arrest—driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving on an expired license.
If the trial doesn’t go accordingly, he could face up to two-and-a-half years in jail.