Justin Bieber charged with assault (Video)

Justin Bieber charged with assault (Video)

Written by Staff Writer

30 Jan, 2014 | 10:28 am

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with assault in connection with a December attack on a limousine driver.

Mr Bieber, 19, was greeted at the Toronto police station by a frenzy of television crews, news photographers, and screaming teenage fans.

He was charged less than a week after he was arrested in Florida and accused of drink-driving and other charges.

A US lawyer for the singer said his client was innocent.

According to Toronto police, at about 02:50 local time on 30 December a limousine picked Mr Bieber and five companions up outside a nightclub and began driving them back to a hotel.

While en route, the driver and a passenger, identified by police as Mr Bieber, are said to have begun arguing.

The passenger “struck the limousine driver on the back of the head several times”, police said.

The driver is said to have stopped the car, got out and called police. The suspect fled before police arrived.

Mr Bieber surrendered to police on Wednesday. He is due in court on 10 March.

Howard Weitzman, Mr Bieber’s lawyer in California, said the entertainer was innocent, and that he expected the case to be treated as a summary offence, which is the equivalent of a misdemeanour in the United States.


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