Justin Bieber Arrested During ATV Date With Selena Gomez, Charged With Assault
By Antoinette Bueno
Justin Bieber is in trouble with the law again.
Bieber, 20, was arrested on Friday, August 29, in Canada when an accident involving an ATV and a mini-van turned into a physical altercation between the driver of the ATV and an occupant in the mini-van, Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Kees Wijnands confirmed to ET.
Bieber was arrested and has been charged with two counts of criminal code offenses, dangerous driving and assault. He has since been released on a "promise to appear" and agreed to attend court in Stratford, Ontario Canada on September 29th.
Beiber was with his on-again/off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez, 22, at the time.
"Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez' peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi," Bieber's legal team said in a statement to ET Tuesday. "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."
On Sunday, Gomez posted a video on her Instagram of what appears to be her enjoying the scenery during a ride on an ATV.
Bieber and Gomez have reportedly been rekindling their romance in Bieber's hometown in Canada.