Justin Bieber's urine test video released

Video of Justin Bieber giving a urine sample for a drug test following his DUI arrest was released Thursday.
March 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Video of Justin Bieber giving a urine sample for a drug test following his driving under the influence arrest in Florida was released by prosecutors Thursday.

The clips show the 20-year-old singer standing behind a partition to provide the sample. A black box is imposed over the lower half of his body. The clips also show Bieber being handed a cup by a police officer and then handing it back.

The footage is part of nine disks of Miami Beach Police Department video sought by various news organizations. A Miami-Dade County judge agreed this week with Bieber's attorneys that some segments should be redacted to protect his privacy.

The drug test is key to the pop star's DUI case because the results found evidence of marijuana and Xanax in Bieber's system. The singer was also charged Jan. 23 with resisting arrest and having an expired license. He has pleaded not guilty, and another status hearing is set for next week.

A breath test detected some evidence of alcohol after Bieber's arrest, but it was below the 0.02 threshold in Florida for underage drivers.

Bieber and his friend, R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff, were pulled over for what police called an illegal street drag race, although they were not charged with drag racing. Bieber was driving a Lamborghini and Sharieff was in a Ferrari.

According to court records, Bieber was scheduled Thursday to give a deposition in Miami in an unrelated lawsuit filed by a photographer who says he was roughed up by the singer's bodyguards on a public sidewalk outside the Hit Factory recording studio last June.

Photographer Jeffrey Binion is seeking unspecified damages after one of Bieber's bodyguards allegedly threw him against a wall, choked him and threatened him with a gun. Binion also says the bodyguards "forcibly removed the memory card from his camera." The lawsuit says the bodyguards were acting on Bieber's instructions.

There were no criminal charges brought in that case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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