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Justin Bieber charged with assault, dangerous driving in Canada

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 00:52

Sept. 02 - Pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving near the small Canadian town where he grew up. John Russell reports.

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EDITORS NOTE: CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3. CONTAINS GRAPHIC/EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. More trouble for Justin Bieber. The pop star was charged with assault and dangerous driving over the weekend after an incident near the small Canadian town where he grew up, one of his lawyers said in a statement on Tuesday (September 2). The charges came after two drivers got into a "physical altercation" on Friday, the CBC reported, citing police. The CBC said a minivan and an all-terrain vehicle had collided in Perth East township, just outside the town of Stratford, Ontario. "Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez' peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi," said Bieber's lawyer. The news came just weeks after Bieber pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence in Florida, part of a deal to resolve allegations he was caught drag racing in a Lamborghini under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In July, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism for pelting a neighbor's home with eggs, and was sentenced to two years probation by a Los Angeles court. In January he was charged with assaulting a limo driver in Toronto.

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Justin Bieber charged with assault, dangerous driving in Canada

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 00:52