Justin Bieber Pleads Guilty to Assault & Careless Driving
Justin Bieber pleaded guilty to charges of assault and careless driving in Stratford, Ontario on Thursday.
The incident took place on August 29 last year, when the 21-year-old singer crashed an ATV into a photographerâ€™s van.
Taking place close to his fatherâ€™s Canadian home, Justin was in the company of Selena Gomez, 22, at the time.
Lawyer Seith Weinstein confirmed that a sentence of an absolute discharge on the assault charge and a $750 fine for the careless driving charge has been agreed on in the case.
Bieber had been arrested and charged in the case in August last year after a collision between a minivan and an ATV in a rural area northeast of Stratford.
A lawyer for the singer had said Bieber was on a â€œpeaceful retreatâ€ at the time with Selena Gomez â€” his on-again, off-again girlfriend â€” when it was disrupted by paparazzi.
Ontario Provincial Police had said the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan â€œengaged in a physical altercation.â€
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