Justin Bieber’s list of legal troubles only seems to be getting longer. The pop singer has been charged with assault by Toronto police in connection with an incident involving a limo driver late December.
Amidst a media frenzy, the 19-year-old Bieber turned himself in to Toronto Police to be formally charged Wednesday night. He was shortly released.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred between a limo driver and a passenger during the early morning hours of December 30, according to police. After picking up a group of six people at a downtown Toronto nightclub, the driver claims he was struck in the head several times while enroute to a hotel.
The driver pulled over, left his vehicle and waited for police. The police claim the suspect left the scene before officers arrived.
Bieber’s Canadian lawyer, Brian Greenspan, expects the case will be handled as a low-level offence, according to the CBC, and says, “Our position is that Mr. Bieber is innocent.”
The singer’s manager, Scooter Braun, asked the public the following on Twitter:
i ask people to be kind and hope for the best in people. not assume the worst. thanks
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) January 29, 2014
Bieber is expected to appear in court on March 10 in Toronto.
Bieber is also expected to appear in court in Miami Beach on February 14 for his DUI arrest last week. Justin is being accused of driving under the influence, resisting arrest non-violently and driving without a valid license after being caught drag racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini.