Justin Bieber cleared over hit-and-run case

Pop star was accused of hitting a photographer with his sports car

Justin Bieber will not face charges following accusations he was involved in a hit-and-run incident earlier this year.

Bieber was investigated by police after allegedly hitting a photographer with his sports car on June 17 in Los Angeles. At the time it was reported that Bieber hit the photographer with his Ferrari outside comedy club The Laugh Factory. However, all charges have now been dropped after the Los Angeles police department declared that there was insufficient evidence to suggest that Bieber left the scene of the incident with the knowledge that somebody was injured.

TMZ reports that Los Angeles police department spokesman Bruce Borihanh confirmed that, “It was not a hit-and-run. The investigation is ongoing.” The photographer’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Meanwhile, a random search of Bieber’s tourbus in Detroit this week saw police officials discover marijuana on board.
It’s the latest chapter in a trouble-filled year for Bieber, following an incident earlier this month in which a photographer accused Bieber of punching and kicking him in a confrontation in a shopping centre last year. The Canadian singer allegedly assaulted paparazzo Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran in a Calabasas, California shopping centre as he and then-girlfriend Selena Gomez went to the cinema.