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Britney Chirps Off L.A. Drivers

4/17/2009 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

How does Britney Spears get off using motorcycle officers to clear a path on an L.A. freeway during rush hour so she can get to a concert and lip-sync?

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Britney footed the bill for a CHP escort yesterday that took her 28 miles, from Calabasas to the Staples Center in Downtown L.A. TMZ's news manager was on the 101 freeway at around 6 PM -- about four miles north of Staples -- when he heard the chirping honk of a motorcycle, directing him to move the hell over so Britney's motorcade could steamroll by.

How can officers use horns and flashing lights to clear a path in a non-emergency? That's what we wanted to know. So we called a CHP official who said the Department provides the same service for the President, Rose Bowl teams, for movie details, etc.

But what about officers chirping off other drivers to clear a path? The official said the officers "can use the tools at their disposal, including lights and sirens, to expedite the flow of traffic and ensure safety."

Britney -- here's an idea. How about leaving earlier and suffering like the rest of us?

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Bex    

No wonder California is bankrupt. If I had to pay taxes there for such nonsense, I'd move.

1979 days ago
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,    

It's totally understandable. Especially with those two freaks adnan and sam stalking her.

1979 days ago
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Iowaguy    

Oh get over it TMZ. If you could use the CHP for an event, you know you would. If she paid for the use of an escort, then so be it. The CHP are professionals, they know how to clear traffic and be safe. BooHoo to your poor manager who had to stop talking on his/her Bluetooth, slow down their BMW and watch her go by. Get over yourselves.

1979 days ago
4.

Anu    

Some animals are more equal than others.

1979 days ago
5.

Capt Jack    

Sounds like somebody is a bit jealous.

1979 days ago
6.

Give Me A Break    

Just because she paid for the overtime and borrowed the officers, what if someone DIDN'T get out of the way and was CITED because of her ridiculous special treatment? She is NOT a president or ANY body deserving of using the LAW to their disposal. This is bullcrap.

1979 days ago
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You gotta be kidding me...    

another example about how sh*tney thinks she's more important than everyone else. stupid whore should have been arrested for this stunt; she's no gov't official or anyone of importance...

1979 days ago
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Observer    

What a ridiculous abuse of authority! Those sirens, lights, etc. are for emergencies only, and for "internationally protected individuals", such as heads of government, heads of state, etc. Pop stars do not qualify, period.

1979 days ago
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John    

If I would have known it was Britney yesterday, I would have run her off the god damn road.

1979 days ago
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John    

I don't know what's more shocking, the fact that Britney got an escort, or that TMZ actually has a "news manager" to handle all the B.S. you guys post?

1979 days ago
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Divashels    

according to the twits at TMZ she paid for it so...........problem is ?

1979 days ago
12.

EuroMan    

MEMO TO MANAGER

There are luxury hotels inn Downtown Los Angeles. You could have checked in the night before, under cover of darkness. On the day of the concert you would only have had to travel at the most 3 miles to get to Staples Center

The cost of a hotel suit would have been less than what you paid for the CHP escort. Traveling downtown, you would not have needed an escort since you would be traveling in the opposite direction of traffic going home and the streets would have been relatively open.

To fulfill your client's feelings of uber self-importance, you could have hired the rent-a-cops who provide escort and security services to movie productions, while trying very hard to fit into their old police uniforms.

1979 days ago
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Miss Dawn    

Let's start a FORM COMPLAINT LETTER to the Chief of Police, City Council and State Attorney General. This is unacceptable, self-serving, and clearly, does NOT warrant the use of officers tools that we pay for, as the flow of traffic and safety was not jeopardized, while BITNEY/Britney was enroute to lip sync and attempt to fit in her costumes. If her conservatorship is expired, it needs to be reinstated.

1979 days ago
14.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    

Gawd i luv LA. That is so funny, don't you wonder what the conversation in her car was ?

Where's my lipgloss ?

Hey ! Don't drink my mocha latte !

Who farted ?

Don't answer that

Gimme my purse

Where's my kids ?

Do i look fat ?

Stop at In and Out .

1979 days ago
15.

The Dude    

Britney had a panty burglar under her dress and needed the nice officer to go and subdue the "PANTY SNATCHer" with his club.

1979 days ago
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