Justin Bieber sure knows how to show a girl a good time: The pop star was arrested Friday on suspicion of dangerous driving and assault after an ATV-minivan crash that police said turned physical.
All this while he was spending a long romantic weekend with Selena Gomez in his native Canada.
Having left Los Angeles on Wednesday, Bieber and Gomez were photographed Friday riding an all-terrain vehicle together near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, swapping off turns at the helm. He was arrested that afternoon, Ontario police told the Associated Press.
The driver of the ATV -- and we’re guessing it wasn’t Selena’s turn at the controls -- and a person from the minivan “engaged in a physical altercation,” police told the AP. According to TMZ, the minivan guy was a paparazzo. Bieber was released on the promise that he’d return for a Sept. 29 court date.
He also has a Sept. 8 date in a Toronto court related to a charge of assaulting a limo driver back in December. The Biebs’ lawyer has said his client is unlikely to show his face in court until the case goes to trial.
“They try and get in the way of this,” Bieber said Saturday on Instagram, captioning a beautiful photo of a rural sunset.
Bieber and Gomez were doing more than ATV-riding and visiting with police during their trip. They went horseback riding on Thursday and reportedly spent Sunday hanging out by the pool at dad Jeremy Bieber’s house.
Gomez on Friday tweeted a picture that seemed to have been taken inside a private jet with the caption, “NY bound.peaceful trip. I smuggled my hot Cheetos. They were the kind with lime though.” Then again, on Tuesday she posted video, shot from the back, with someone looking suspiciously like Bieber at the wheel, so it seems there’s a little time delay in her social-media activity.
The couple was also photographed holding hands on the tarmac as they headed to a private jet to return to the U.S.
So many paparazzi pictures -- and the “Baby” singer has been sensitive to those folks lately.
“There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana,” Bieber tweeted Tuesday afternoon after getting in a fender-bender with photographers who were tailing his red Ferrari in L.A. “I don’t have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger.”