Justin Bieber Turns Himself In, Charged with Assaulting Limousine Driver in Toronto
Justin Bieber turned himself in at a Toronto police station where he was mobbed by TV crews, news photographers and screaming fans — following reports he will be charged with assault over an incident in the city last December 2013.
The charge comes a week after he was arrested and charged for a separate incident in Florida for DUI.
Justin’s lawyer said he was innocent.
Toronto police say that Justin Bieber was one of six people picked up by a limousine outside a nightclub in the early hours of 30 December, 2013.
A police statement said:
While driving the group to a hotel, an altercation occurred between one of the passengers and the driver of the limousine.
In the course of the altercation, a man struck the limousine driver on the back of the head several times.
The driver stopped the limousine, exited the vehicle and called police. The man who struck him left the scene before police arrived.
After surrendering to police, Justin was charged with one count of assault and is scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 10, 2014.
Justin’s lawyer in California, Howard Weitzman said Justin was innocent. He said in a statement released to E! News:
We anticipate that this matter will be treated as a summary offense [in Canada], the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.
Our position is that Mr. Bieber is innocent. As the matter is now before the Court, it would be inappropriate to address the specifics of either the allegation or of our defense at this time.
Justin’s scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 10, 2014.