Justin Bieber pleads guilty to assault, careless driving in Stratford, Ont. crash

Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty to assault and careless driving charges in connection with a collision near his hometown of Stratford, Ont. A lawyer for Bieber confirmed a dangerous driving charge that was laid in the case has been dropped.

Singer was arrested, charged last August after crash between a minivan, ATV near his hometown

Singer Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty to assault and careless driving charges in connection with a crash near his hometown of Stratford, Ont. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/Associated Press)

Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty to assault and careless driving charges in connection with a collision near his hometown of Stratford, Ont. A lawyer for Bieber confirmed a dangerous driving charge that was laid in the case has been dropped.

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 "peaceful retreat" at the time with Selena Gomez — his on-again, off-again girlfriend — when it was disrupted by paparazzi.

Ontario Provincial Police had said the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan "engaged in a physical altercation."

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.