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Justin Bieber's Canadian assault pretrial set for April 14

Published on Mar 11, 2014 6:45 AM
Justin Bieber appears at a police station in connection with an alleged criminal assault Toronto, Canada, on Jan 29, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - A Canadian judge on Monday ordered a mid-April preliminary hearing in the case of troubled pop star Justin Bieber, who is accused of assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto.

The April 14 court hearing will deal with mostly administrative matters. A trial date has yet to be set, and could be several months away, Bieber's lawyer said.

The charges are the latest run-in with the law for the teen singer after his arrest in Miami Beach on Jan 23 for drag racing and impaired driving, and after his Los Angeles mansion was searched because he allegedly hurled eggs at a neighbour's house.

None of his legal troubles, however, have dimmed his popularity with teenage girls who crammed the courtroom in Toronto hoping for a glimpse of the pop star.

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