Pop star Justin Bieber has been arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving, it has been reported.
The arrest was made following a “physical altercation” between two drivers in Canada, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police said in a release.
A minivan and an all-terrain vehicle had collided near Stratford, Ontario, the town where Bieber grew up, Reuters reported.
Bieber, 20, was with former Disney TV star and pop singer Selena Gomez, according to the news agency, which said the pair had been involved with one another for four years.
“Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’ peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of paparazzi,” Bieber’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan, said in an emailed statement reported by Reuters.
“This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault.”
Reuters reported: “The singer’s latest arrest could add to his legal woes in Los Angeles, where Bieber is on probation after pleading no contest in July to misdemeanor vandalism for pelting a neighbor’s home with eggs.
“Arrests, even if abroad, generally trigger an inquiry into a possible probation violation, said Reaver Bingham, the deputy chief of field services at the Los Angeles County Probation Department.”
Bieber recently pleaded guilty to driving and resisting arrest charges in Florida, relating to alleged drag racing in a Lamborghini, and is facing charges in Toronto over assaulting a limousine driver, Reuters reported.