The incident allegedly happened in Perth County, Ontario, the community where Mr. Bieber grew up as a child.
Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Kees Wijnands noted, “Investigation revealed that after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation.”
Mr. Bieber’s criminal defense attorney claimed that the singer was being chased by people with cameras at the time of the incident during what was supposed to be a “peaceful retreat” at his father’s home.
Interestingly, online photos verify that Bieber was in fact on an ATV this past Friday with his girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
Mr. Bieber is already facing a separate assault charge in Toronto. Recently, he was released on “a promise to appear” and ordered to answer the charges at a hearing in Stratford, Ontario, on September 29.
The alleged victims of Bieber’s assault wasted no time in lawyering up against the singer. They hired Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred, who also represents a woman who complained to police that Bieber assaulted her at a Hollywood tourist spot when she tried to take a photo of him.
In a statement to CNN, Allred stated, “This is a serious matter that could have an impact on Mr. Bieber’s probation status in California … I have also made contact on my clients’ behalf with the Hollywood Branch of the Los Angeles police department to make them aware of these new charges.”
Not only that, but the 20-year-old singer is on probation in Los Angeles for a vandalism conviction that resulted from his admission that he egged a neighbor’s home last January and he made a $50,000 donation to a youth charity as part of a plea deal to settle a Miami drunken driving case last month.