Justin Bieber faces more assault charges in Canada

Pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after his All-Terrain Vehicle collided with a mini-van in the Canadian countryside, police said on Tuesday.

The crash happened on Friday afternoon near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, where he was visiting family with his on-and-off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Kees Wijnands told AFP that "after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the mini-van engaged in a physical altercation". 

No injuries were reported.

Arrested at the scene

Local media said Bieber and Gomez had been taking turns driving the ATV while the other sat on the back. 

Bieber was arrested at the scene, but released on a promise to appear in a Stratford court on September 29 to answer to the criminal charges.

The troubled pop star has had several run-ins with the law recently.

Living dangerously

Last month, he pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest in an alleged drag-racing incident in Florida.

In July he was sentenced in Los Angeles to two years’ probation for egg-bombing his neighbours' home.

Bieber was also ordered to perform community service, join an anger management program, and pay the owners of the vandalised home more than US$80,000 (S$100,000) in repairs.

He also has a hearing pending in Toronto into accusations that he assaulted a limousine driver last year.

Source: AFP

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