UPDATE: Justin Bieber has been charged with criminal assault for allegedly attacking a limousine driver in December. Justin was charged after he turned himself into Toronto Police at about 7:35 p.m. ET on Jan. 29.
It sounds like Justin Bieber isn’t just getting into trouble in Miami Beach, Florida. The 19-year-old is now reportedly facing an assault charge following a Dec. 30 incident in Toronto — could Justin be heading to jail again?
Justin Bieber Charged With Criminal Assault In Toronto
UPDATE: Justin arrived to police headquarters in an SUV and was immediately swarmed by screaming fans. Officials escorted him into the Toronto Police Department amid a hectic scene full of pushing, shoving and swearing. Justin has been charged with criminal assault, but he will not be held in police custody. He will leave the station after being “processed,” CBC reports. His lawyer is expected to release a statement about the charge later tonight, Jan. 29.
WATCH: Justin Bieber Turns Himself Into Toronto Police
The Toronto Police Service said in a statement:
It is alleged that:
- on Monday, December 30, 2013 at approximately 2:50 a.m., a limousine picked up a group of six people outside a nightclub in the Peter Street and Adelaide Street West area.
- 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
On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Justin Bieber, 19, of Calabasas, California, surrendered to police at 52 Division. He is facing the following charge:
He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Monday, March 10, 2014, 11 a.m., room 111.
Justin, who is from Stratford, Ontario, is expected to turn himself in on Jan. 29, and will be officially charged at the 52 Division police station at 7:00 PM Eastern time, a source close to the singer told CBC News. He also will reportedly be given a notice to appear at a later date.
On Sunday, Dec. 29, Justin attended a Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Air Canada Centre, and police were called to University Ave. and Dundas Street West later on that evening.
At the time of the incident police investigating were not sure if it was a member of Justin’s entourage or if it was the singer himself who assaulted their limo driver who was bringing the group around Toronto.
Reporter, John Lancaster for CBC tweeted about the charges:
— john lancaster (@jlancasterCBC) January 29, 2014
He also added that media is starting to gather around the police station in anticipation of Justin’s arrival.
Justin’s Rocky Start To 2014
This hasn’t been an easy time for Justin!
On Jan. 23, Justin was drag racing in Miami Beach with Chantel Jeffries adn rapper Khalil when he was pulled over and arrested. He was charged with DUI, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired license.
After posting a $2,500 bail, he fled to Panama with the model, where his family and friends — including his parents, his manager Scooter Braun and his mentor Usher — also went to see him, in what appeared to be an intervention.
HollywoodLifers – are you fed up with Justin getting into trouble with the law? Let us know!
– Emily Longeretta