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Justin Bieber Turns Himself In To Toronto Police For Assault Charges

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Justin Bieber performs live in New York in August of 2013 (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Looks like Justin Bieber is having one too many run-ins with the law recently—and this time it's international. The pop singer turned himself in to the Toronto police this evening over assault allegations involving a limo driver in December, according to City News Toronto.

This comes just hours after the 19-year-old pleaded not guilty in a written plea in Miami-Dade County today over charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license last week.

Police sources told CBC News that the Biebs is expected to arrive in today in Toronto and will be charged at the police station, and then given a notice to come back at a later date. However, it looks like the Toronto police aren't officially confirming any reports according to their Twitter account (and might be a bit irked by the tons of media calls we're sure they're fielding):

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Authorities are investigating the allegations that Bieber's entourage allegedly assaulted a limo driver who was driving the star and his crew to a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game on Dec. 29. At the time of the incident, police told CBC News that they weren't sure if Bieber was the one accused or his friends.

Bieber hasn't commented on the situation yet on Twitter and has been just tweeting about his new music video for "Confident" with Chance the Rapper.

This is yet another brush with the law for the singer. There's also a pending police investigation over how Bieber allegedly egged his neighbor's house and caused $20,000 in damages. There have been speculations about what it would take for Canadian-born Bieber to get deported with his blemished record. A petition to deport Bieber has surfaced, and as official White House petitions go, the White House has to issue an official response if any of those petitions garner 100,000 signatures. Currently, there are over 149,000 signatures, so it's looking likely that they'll have to respond. However, that's not enough to get our beloved pop singer deported.