According to The Peterborough Examiner, all charges against former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach were dropped Tuesday morning (October 11) in a Peterborough, Ontario, Canada court at the request of the Crown, citing no reasonable prospect of conviction.
Bach was charged assault, possession of marijuana and mischief on November 15, 2010 after he allegedly bit the hand of a bartender trying to throw him out of Riley’s Olde Towne Pub in Peterborough.
A surveillance video posted on TMZ.com showed the singer smashing his wine glass on the ground morning and walking towards the entrance of the establishment after he was asked to the leave the bar due to his allegedly rowdy behavior.
A staff member reported Bach bit him on the hand while he was trying to restrain Bach until police arrived.
Bach was in Peterborough dealing with the estate of his father who passed away.
Bach‘s lawyer, Jim Hauraney, told The Peterborough Examiner parts of the tape, including the scuffle with Riley’s owner Jim Kakouros, were inconclusive.
He said Bach would be making a $700 donation to a city charity to account for the broke wine glass.
Kakouros told The Peterborough Examiner he was never told that the charges would be withdrawn, and learned about the decision via the paper’s web site Tuesday afternoon.
“I was more surprised that that’s how the process worked,” he said.
A Chex Television report on Bach‘s arrest can be viewed below.