Canadian pop star Justin Bieber arrived in Toronto Jan. 29 to face assault charges in connection with an incident in December involving a limousine driver.
Bieber maintains he is innocent, and his lawyer said the charges are equivalent to a misdemeanour in the United State.
The charges stem from accusations by a limousine driver that he was struck in the head after picking up six passengers — including Bieber — outside a Toronto nightclub in December.
The new charges come less that a week after Bieber was caught allegedly drag racing in Florida. The Biebs admitted to smoking marijuana and taking prescription medications.
A toxicology report confirmed his admissions, showing positive tests for marijuana and Alprazolam (the key ingredient in Xanax). The report came from a urine test after he was arrested for drag racing.
He is set to be arraigned on Feb. 14, and again he has pleaded not guilty to charges of DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license.
Bieber’s newest video, Confident featuring Chance the Rapper was released an hour after he turned himself in to Toronto police.