Justin Bieber was on Friday arrested for assault and dangerous driving after colliding with a driver and then getting into a fight with him.
According to Canadian law enforcement sources, Bieber was driving his ATV with Selena Gomez in the Canadian town of Perch, near his hometown Stratford, when he collided with a minivan.
According to the police report, an investigation ‘revealed that after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation.’
No injuries were reported.
Bieber was taken into custody, and later released without bail, but on a ‘promise to appear’ in court on September 29.
On Tuesday, legal attorneys for the pop star released statements blaming the paparazzi for the collision and subsequent arrest.
‘Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi,’ said attorney Brian H. Greenspan. ‘This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. Mr. Bieber and Ms. Gomez have fully cooperated in the police investigation. We are hopeful that this matter will be quickly resolved.’
Another lawyer for the star Roy Black said, ‘Their privacy is shredded and these incidents can become dangerous. While the public is not particularly sympathetic, they must realize how difficult these cameramen make their lives. So I am not surprised there is a conflict. It happens quite often, and as long as the paparazzi are highly paid for their photographs, they will continue.’