Justin Bieber arrested in Canada on assault and dangerous driving charges

Tep Mayo – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Perth, ON, Canada (4E) – Justin Bieber’s “peaceful retreat” with girlfriend Selena Gomez in Canada was halted when Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges.

Last Aug. 29, in Perth County, Ontario, Bieber’s ATV crashed into a paparazzi mini-van, and the singer reportedly engaged into a physical altercation with the van’s driver.

This is just one of a string of troubles the pop star has gotten himself into. Bieber is currently facing an assault charge in Toronto after a January incident with a limousine driver. Additionally, he is also on probation in Los Angeles for vandalism charges after egging a neighbor’s home — also in January.

And late last year, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach for allegedly racing a Lamborghini on a public street, and then charged with resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. Right after the arrest, Bieber was tested positive for marijuana and Xanax.

After last Friday’s incident, Bieber’s lawyers have spoken. According to the lawyers, Bieber was apparently provoked by the presence of paparazzi.

Brian H. Greenspan, one of his lawyers, spoke to People: “Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi. 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.”

Roy Black, another lawyer of Bieber’s, also told People, “Justin, like many celebrities are continually harassed by police. Their privacy is shredded and these incidents can become dangerous. While the public is not particular sympathetic, they must realize how difficult these cameramen make their lives.”

The 20-year-old singer was released on “a promise to appear” and received orders to respond to the charges against him on Sept. 29, in Stratford, Ontario.

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