Justin Bieber was charged with assault in Toronto because he allegedly bashed a limo driver in the back of the head.
Toronto Police have released new details of the Dec. 30 incident … and say the limo driver had picked up 6 passengers around 2:50 AM — including Justin — when a fight broke out between the driver and “one of the passengers.”
Cops say the passenger — allegedly Justin — hit the limo driver in the back of the head “several times” during the fight, and when the driver stopped to call police … Justin fled the scene.
Bieber turned himself in last night — what a scene — to face the assault charge.
Bieber’s lawyer, Howard Weitzman, says he expects this will be treated like a low level crime — the equivalent of a misdemeanor is the U.S. And, Weitzman says, “Our position is Mr. Bieber is innocent.”
Folks living in the USA may want to deport Justin Bieber back to Canada, but citizens of our northern neighbor may not want him either.
In addition to his legal woes in the US, now, the singer will be charged with criminal assault stemming from an incident in Toronto last December. Via TMZ
Justin Bieber will be charged with CRIMINAL ASSAULT for allegedly attacking a limousine driver … TMZ has learned.
Justin took a limo in Toronto in December and got into some sort of skirmish. At the time we were told a member of his entourage was being investigated for roughing up the driver.
But the investigation took a turn … We’re told Toronto cops wanted to talk to Justin but he didn’t come in for an interview and they got annoyed. Law enforcement sources say Justin is now in Toronto and in the next hour will go to the police station.
Sources say Justin will be booked for assault, given a citation and released on his own recognizance.
Our sources say … Justin is accused of physically attacking the limo driver … not simply ordering the attack.
Our sources also say 3 other witnesses were interviewed yesterday and at least some of their account incriminated Justin.
Justin is expected to show up at the police station any minute. There’s a live stream.