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Bieber pleads guilty to assault, careless driving in Canada

Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 00:52

June 04 - Justin Bieber pleads guilty to assault and careless driving charges in Canada. John Russell reports.

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Justin Bieber pleaded guilty to assault and careless driving charges in connection with a collision and altercation with a photographer near his Canadian hometown. The 21-year-old singer, who appeared at the hearing via video link from Los Angeles, received an absolute discharge on the assault charge and a 600 dollar (USD) fine for the careless driving charge. The pop star had originally been charged with dangerous driving following the August incident, but that charge was dropped. The incident happened during a visit to the Stratford, Ontario, area with pop star Selena Gomez. The two were "disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi," his lawyer said at the time. Local media, citing police, reported there was a "physical altercation" following a collision between a minivan and an all-terrain vehicle outside the town. Bieber, whose songs include the hits "Boyfriend" and "Beauty and a Beat," has been a favorite paparazzi target and has had several run-ins with the law.

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Bieber pleads guilty to assault, careless driving in Canada

Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 00:52