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Bieber charged with driver assault

Justin Bieber was charged with assault for allegedly hitting a limousine driver several times in the back of the head last month, just hours after his attorney entered a separate not guilty plea to drunken-driving and other charges.

The 19-year-old turned himself in to a Toronto police station yesterday evening, arriving amid a crush of media and screaming fans.


He was charged with one count of assault and will appear in court in Toronto on March 10.

Police allege Bieber was one of six people who were picked up by a limousine from a nightclub in the early hours of December 30, and there was an altercation while en route to a hotel.

Police said that during the altercation one of the passengers hit the limo driver in the back of the head several times.