TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is facing a new legal headache after being arrested on charges of dangerous driving and assault after a motor vehicle accident led to a physical confrontation.
According to the Associated Press, Ontario Provincial Police reported that Bieber was involved in a collision between an ATV off road vehicle and a minivan, which devolved into an altercation. Bieber was arrested and released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 29th.
Police said there were no injuries from the accident but could not confirm that the subsequent fight was also injury-free.
“Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of the paparazzi,” Brian Greenspan, Bieber’s Toronto lawyer, told the Associated Press.
“This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. Mr. Bieber and Ms. Gomez have fully cooperated in the police investigation. We are hopeful that this matter will be quickly resolved.”
This is the latest in a string of legal entanglements fo the 20-year-old Bieber. Last month, the singer plead guilty to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest over what Florida police characterized as illegal drag racing in a rented sports car. Bieber also faces charges of assault in Toronto stemming from an incident in December where he allegedly assaulted a limo driver and is facing a civil suit for the alleged assault of a photographer by Bieber's bodyguards. – Staff Writers