Justin Bieber Charged With Assault (Updated)

Justin Bieber Charged With Assault (Updated)

Charge stems from alleged December altercation with limo driver

Update, 8:45 p.m.: Justin Bieber has been charged with assault, the Toronto police said Wednesday.

According to police, it's been alleged at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 30, a limo picked up a group of six people outside of a nightclub and, while driving the group to a hotel, an altercation occurred between one of the passengers and the limo driver. During the altercation, one of the passengers — presumably, Bieber — allegedly struck the limo driver repeatedly on the back of the head.

When the driver stopped the limo to call the police, the alleged assailant left the scene.

Bieber is scheduled to appear in court March 10.

Previously….

Justin Bieber‘s legal troubles appear to be mounting.

The “Boyfriend” singer has turned himself in to the Toronto police to face a possible assault charge.

Also read: Justin Bieber Deportation Petition Will Be Addressed by Obama Administration

According to TMZ, Bieber will be charged with criminal assault, stemming from an alleged assault on a limousine driver in December.

Canadian-born Bieber, 19, was arrested earlier this year in Miami Beach, Fla., for allegedly driving while intoxicated. According to CNN, Bieber has entered a written plea of not guilty in the Miami charges.

Also read: Justin Bieber Arrest: 5 New Developments Since ‘Boyfriend’ Singer Made Bail

The singer has also recently been investigated for allegedly taking part in the egging of his neighbor's home in Calabasas, Calif., causing approximately $20,000 worth of damage.

The Toronto police department has so far not commented on the potential charge against Bieber.

  • CanadaDryOut

    Do you think the Toronto police can place “Biebs” in the same cell with their wacky, crackhead, booze guzzling mayor there??!! Talk about two WHACKJOBS who'd probably feed off each other like piranha! Go to it, please!

  • UrbanMan611

    Let's award Bieber the Shia LaBeouf Award for no talent. Isn't his 15 minutes up by now?

  • Tony Denis

    Throw him out of the state, period.

  • Darryl Sadler

    Instead of only letting them go to rehab (wish they'd do something stronger, but they won't) why don't they make a rule – first time you are caught drinking/driving or on drugs, the celebrity MUST pay for a court-appointed chaperone (for a few months that is allowed to be with them 100% of the time except when they are in the toilet or sleeping – and the chaperone can search the rooms beforehand. Sure it won't stop the celebrity 100%, but if the chaperone believes the celebrity is high, then s/he can call the police for a drug test… 2nd time – it is harsher, 3rd time they get the FULL prison sentence…

  • Bleddyn

    It is a pity that he had to die at such an early age. I don't know what will bring his early demise but this has future “Stars that died young” written all over it. With all the stuff he is pulling, drunk driving, drugs, assault….he won't make it….he was a nobody that got famous real fast and he is living real fast. No shame in it really, he just chose to compact his life into a few short years. Most of us take a lifetime to live as much as he has. I prefer the more long and drawn out version of life..you know, just in case there is no light.