Justin Bieber gets March trial date in Fla. case _lowres

In this Jan. 23, 2014, file photo, singer Justin Bieber leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami. The 19-year-old star was arrested on charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Hector Gabino, File)

MIAMI (AP) — A trial date has been set for Justin Bieber in Miami for his recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.

A Miami-Dade County judge set trial for the three misdemeanors for March 3. Bieber’s attorneys have already filed a written plea of not guilty. Initial trial dates are often delayed.

The 19-year-old pop star was arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police called an illegal drag race between two exotic sports cars driven by Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff. Sharieff was also arrested on a DUI charge.

Breath tests showed Bieber’s blood alcohol content below the .02 threshold for underage drivers. But police say a toxicology test detected the presence of marijuana and Xanax in his system.