Pop star Justin Bieber turns himself in to Toronto police, charged with assault

Bieber allegedly assaulted limo driver in December

TORONTO - Police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged in Toronto with assault after police allege he hit a limousine driver several times in the back of the head.

Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police on Wednesday, the second arrest in a week for the baby-faced 19-year-old pop star.

Bieber was charged with one count of assault and is scheduled to appear in court in Toronto on March 10.

Toronto police said in late December they were looking into allegations that a member of Bieber's entourage assaulted a limo driver who was ferrying the Canadian pop star and several others. Police said at the time it was unclear whether Bieber was involved.

Bieber's attorney said he expects the singer's assault case to be treated as a low-level offense and said his client is innocent.
 
Bieber's California-based attorney Howard Weitzman released the statement Wednesday after the pop singer turned himself in to Toronto police.

Weitzman declined to comment on the allegations his client faces or any potential defense, saying it was now a matter for the court to handle.

The attorney says in a statement that Bieber's legal team expects the case to be treated as a summary offense, which is the equivalent of a misdemeanor in the United States.

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