Published Sep 02, 2014Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is in trouble with the law yet again, with the singer having been charged with dangerous driving and assault over an accident between a minivan and an ATV, as well as a resulting physical alteration, near his hometown of Stratford, ON.
Ontario Provincial Police confirmed today (September 2) that the collision between the two vehicles occurred last Friday afternoon (August 29), the Associated Press reports. Apparently, the driver of the ATV and an unidentified occupant from the minivan "engaged in a physical altercation."
Bieber was picked up by the police but has since been released on the condition that he appear in court on September 29. OPP Constable Kees Wijnands confirmed that no one was harmed in the collision, but did not say whether the physical altercation resulted in injuries.
While details have yet to be fully released, Bieber's lawyer Brian Greenspan claims that the accident was caused by "the unwelcome presence of the paparazzi," which is said to have disrupted the singer's visit to Stratford with Selena Gomez.
He added: "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."
The pop star reportedly faced a similar experience last week in Los Angeles, with Bieber's Ferrari apparently being rear ended by the Paparazzi. He tweeted of that accident, "I don't have a problem with paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."
Earlier in the year, Bieber was picked up on a DUI in Miami. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanour charges of careless driving and resisting arrest. As part of the deal, he will make a $50,000 donation to a local children's charity, pay a $500 fine and undergo a 12-hour anger management class.
Bieber is also facing charges over allegedly assaulting a limo driver in Toronto and a photographer in Miami.