Justin Bieber's dangerous driving and assault case is due before a Stratford, Ont. court Monday, but the Canadian pop star isn't expected to appear.
The charges stem from a collision last month between an ATV and a minivan on a country road near the home of Bieber's father.
Police wouldn’t say whether Bieber was driving the ATV, but pictures posted by TMZ show the 20-year-old and on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez riding the 4-wheeler. Bieber's lawyer, Brian H. Greenspan, blamed the incident on the "unwelcome presence of paparazzi."
Monday's hearing is the latest in a long string of legal troubles for the young celebrity:
- Earlier this month, the Crown dropped an assault charge against Bieber that was filed in connection with an alleged attack on a Toronto limousine driver.
- In July, Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanour vandalismand had to pay $80,900 in restitution to a neighbour whose house was egged in Calabasas, Calif. He was sentenced to probation of two years.
- Last month, a case was resolved in Florida, where Bieber had initially been accused of street racing. He pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was required to take an anger management course, make a $50,000 charitable contribution and pay court fees.
- Reports emerged this summer alleging Bieber had been involved in an altercation with actor Orlando Bloom at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain.