Here’s the latest chapter in the Book of Justin Bieber Tomfoolery: He’s been arrested on dangerous driving and assault charges stemming from an accident between an ATV and minivan in Canada, according to CNN and other reports.
CTV News reported that Ontario Provincial Police responded to a crash between a minivan and an ATV on Friday afternoon in the Township of Perth, where authorities say the ATV driver got into a fight with someone in the minivan. Bieber, 20, has been named in the incident and was released from police custody with a pending court date of Sept. 29.
It’s unclear whether Bieber is alleged to have been the driver of the ATV or the minivan passenger. Photos posted last week by gossip site TMZ showed Bieber and Selena Gomez riding an ATV around his native Stratford in Ontario.
No one was injured as a result of the crash itself, the Associated Press reported, and Bieber’s representative hasn’t made a statement yet regarding the matter.
Here’s a list of Bieber’s recent encounters with law enforcement, in case you need a primer:
- In August, he entered a guilty plea after being charged with careless driving and resisting arrest for what police called an illegal drag race that had taken place months earlier in Miami. As part of that deal, Bieber avoided a drunk driving conviction and jail time; he was instead ordered to take a anger management course, make a $50,000 charitable contribution and pay a $500 fine, the Associated Press reported.
- In July, Bieber agreed to another plea deal in a case involving the egging of his neighbor’s house in Los Angeles. A judge placed Bieber on probation for two years for the misdemeanor vandalism charge, and Bieber was ordered to pay $80,900 restitution for damages caused by the eggs.
- Last December, Bieber was charged with assaulting a limo driver in Toronto. Police allege that a fight took place in the limousine after the driver picked Bieber and others up from a club, and that a passenger hit the driver over the head numerous times. Bieber’s lawyers have said he is not guilty in the case. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 8.
The singer’s legal woes have inspired such strong anti-Bieber sentiment in the United States that there’s a grassroots movement to see him deported. A We The People petition garnered more than the 100,000 signatures required for an official White House response. But the official line from the White House was a “no comment,” basically.