Justin Bieber pleads guilty to assault, careless driving in Stratford, Ont. crash
Singer was arrested, charged last August after crash between a minivan, ATV near his hometown
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."