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Paps Busted After Crazy Britney Chase

1/17/2008 10:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that four paparazzi were arrested for reckless driving last night after chasing Britney Spears' car around Mission Hills, Calif. -- and four more were pulled over for driving crazazy-like.


Around 11:20 PM last night, according to law enforcement sources, police pulled over a total of eight vehicles driven by photogs, after they were observed driving evasively at a high rate of speed and making dangerous lane changes in and around Mission Hills. Four of the drivers were arrested.

We're also told that Britney herself told cops that one of the cars may have tried to "run her off the road," but she couldn't ID which car it was, so no action was taken. Also, we spotted her going to Kitson -- the clothing store -- at 1:30 in the morning. Yes, she made them open up the store.

TMZ has also learned that cops were pleasantly surprised when Britney forked over a valid California driver's license.

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91.

Lynne    

It is just crazy what the paps are allowed to do. They are more like a team of wild dogs after some meat than human beings after a photo.

2283 days ago
92.

tRACY    

Comment #13: You're not the brightest bulb in the box, are you?

2283 days ago
93.

Yee Haw    

I agree that this is getting way out of control! Somebody's going to get hurt if this circus doesn't stop!!

2283 days ago
94.

who_gives_a_rats_ass    

Well, here we go again with the never ending saga of BRITNEY. All I want to know is when is the movie coming out and who will play BRITNEY?

2283 days ago
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Vanity Killz    

85. Wish they would throw ALL of the Paparazzi in jail Britney is mentally ill, but the paps are just plain Vicious Stalking Vultures !! What's it going to take? Someone getting killed?

Posted at 9:35AM on Jan 17th 2008 by K.K.

You're ignorant if you truly believe that. Stalking? Countless celebs in the world a great deal of which are coping with mental illness as bad if not worse then what Brit "appears" to be going through. They don't pull the same attention seeking behavior as she does. If you think that girl can get a store opened for her to shop at in the wee hours of night but couldn't obtain a pregnancy test without going to the store herself in a car she is ALWAYS driving ..... She is screaming for the attention... If you can't see it lol bah

2283 days ago
96.

tRACY    

Comment #42: Princess Diane died at the hand of a drunken, drugged up, driver, not the paparazzi.

2283 days ago
97.

Lekili    

BRIT
If you want your babies back do the following:
1:stay in past 10:00 p.m.
2. stop driving around at all hours of the night
3:stop pulling pranks for attention
4:fire or get rid of all the so called "friends or boy friends"
5:allow your family back into your life
6:seek some counseling

2283 days ago
98.

I Agree........    

Did anyone notice that she took off with no lights on? It's dark
outside and she drives off with no lights!! I definately think they
should do something about how the paps hound these people. They
should
be made to stay several hundred feet away from them and give them
more
privacy. They paps are like vultures.

2283 days ago
99.

Kat    

Britney makes me feel so hot! I can't stand it. I could go lesbian for her right now. Right now.

2283 days ago
100.

DottieDame    

This is wonderful news. I hope the police arrest the paparazzi more often for their dangerous behavior. They are going to kill someone in their frenzy to get to these celebrities! Let's get some laws in place regarding paparazzi behavior now before someone gets seriously hurt!

2283 days ago
101.

Joshua Wagner    

I feel really sorry for her... this is what is it like when someone is objectified, used, and not loved as they should be. I imagine she is lonely, tired, and isolated. She is done for if she doesn't get some help.

www.totalpossibility.com/blog

2283 days ago
102.

Vanity Killz    

96. Did anyone notice that she took off with no lights on? It's dark
outside and she drives off with no lights!! I definately think they
should do something about how the paps hound these people. They
should
be made to stay several hundred feet away from them and give them
more
privacy. They paps are like vultures.

Posted at 9:47AM on Jan 17th 2008 by I Agree........

lol
I've taken off without headlights before by accident. Big whoop?
And if someones in a public place, wtf would you feel they deserve any more privacy then the rest of us?

2283 days ago
103.

G    

Paparazzi are now out of hand! No matter who it is (Celeb or not!) they should be allowed to live their life without being harassed - whatever happened to Privacy Laws!

2283 days ago
104.

ANDRETTI FAN    

Ok, so I'm happy that the cops finally grabbed some of the crazy paps but did anyone notice how she drove away without any lights on on her car? She is a menace to socity and should be in an institution, NOW!!!

2283 days ago
105.

RUKIDDINGME    

Donna- So you're say'n that just b/c the paps are makn' a buck that it's OK for them to endanger other drivers & pedestrians, as well as the celebs? Brit may be mentally ill, but it's doesn't give paps more rights than her! When she's in her car, out running her errands, out partying with her friends, she has a reasonable right to some level of privacy. You all act like she should be a recluse b/c she's famous... You all want to see her at her lowest just b/c she makes more money than all of you and you feel that she somehow deserves it... NO ONE deserves what she is going through.. self induced, mentally unpreventable, or whatever... I wouldn't wish her life upon my worst enemy! Let's not forget K-Feds role in her decline!

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