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Justin Bieber

L.A. Councilman Says

Arrest His Ass!

7/6/2012 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber
just got cited for speeding on the freeway, and the witness who called 911 -- who happens to be an L.A. City Councilman -- tells TMZ, Bieber should have been cuffed, locked up, and stripped of his driving privileges.

L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine -- who ironically was an LAPD motor officer for 18 years -- was on the 101 Freeway when he saw Justin in his chrome Fisker Karma roaring down the freeway at speeds that Zine says exceeded 100 mph.

Zine tells us ... Bieber was trying to shake a team of paparazzi (NOT TMZ) that was on his tail. 

Zine says, "Bieber was driving like a maniac. He was weaving in and out of traffic. There was hardly any space between cars as he weaved from lane to lane."

Zine says, "If I was on patrol, I would have arrested him for reckless driving. I was going 60 and he drove by me like he was in a rocket ship. He was a maniac." Zine called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago to explain exactly why he thinks Bieber belongs behind bars.

070612_zine_tmzlive_v2_launchZine also says the paparazzi were incredibly irresponsible, driving on the shoulder of the freeway and causing an extreme hazard. After he was pulled over, at least 4 paps were swarming Bieb's car.

070612_bieber_ticket_v2_launchBieber's manager, Scooter Braun, tells TMZ, Zine "is just a councilman looking for a headline."  Braun says Justin was cited for going 80 mph and he was being chased by the paparazzi. Braun adds a short time after getting ticketed, the paparazzi resumed their pursuit and Justin called 911.

Law enforcement sources tell us, after Bieber called 911, police caught up to his car and pulled him over again ... along with the paparazzi following him. We're told the cops warned the paparazzi to behave themselves, and everyone was sent on their way.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the CHP is investigating the paparazzi for creating a hazardous situation.


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Maybe if he didn't want the papps following him he should have chosen a different career. I'm sick of him anyway.

842 days ago


Kill Him,Rodney King his ass in 1 day,let 4 cops beat the **** out of him,force feed him 20k times his usual dose of drug of choice and follow it up by giving him a seat in the deep end of the pool.

842 days ago


Little boys don't need big boy toys.

842 days ago


Dennis Zine just said on Studio 11 LA that 10 other drivers also called into police re speeding car on 101.

842 days ago


He is a little **** who needs his butt kicked. To all you little idiots who follow this wannabe his music sucks and he will be coming out of the closet by the end of the year.

842 days ago

Ratings Needed    

Bieber, I love you, however, YOU were endangering other people's lives!!! How would you feel if you hit and murdered a mother and her children while running from people that ONLY want to take a picture of you for your fans & to earn a living? Celebs NEED to knock off this BS. Let the photogs take your picture & be on their way. YOU chose to become a celebrity, YOU take the $$$$ your fans hand over to you so let them take the pictures or get out of the business!! That goes to ALL CELEBS including Baldy in NYC. Show YOUR maturity. When TMZ talks with celebs & they carry on a convo whether it's nonsense or not at least the celeb showed respect and you know what they gain fans by being nice. :)

842 days ago


Maybe if Biebs wanted to avoid the paps, he shouldn't have gotten a chrome Fisker Karma...he might as well have called them himself and tipped them off as to where he was going.

842 days ago


If you want to be left alone, don't paint your car chrome!

842 days ago


Yep, it's unfortunate, however, no one is hurt...... Bottom line: Regardless of what type of car/bicycle/skateboard/etc Beiber was driving the paps' would chase him down... They, the paparazzi is to blame for they created this mess, as usual!
The Zine guy couldn't wait to get on camera for some media attention.....
Beiber isn't the first one to have issues like this with the paparizzi & unfortunately won't be the last as they will continue to do this 'for the mighty buck & a photo' disregarding any & all dangerous situations they create!!

842 days ago


This guy is just another self-entitled celebrity punk.
It will be funny when, inevitably, the IRS comes to seize his chrome toy.

842 days ago


jb is such an A**. He was putting innocent lives in danger. Who the heck cares if he is being chased by paps. They weren't shooting at him with a gun. He should have driven the speed limit and let them follow him. He asked for this when heput that first youtube video out. He wanted to be rich and famous, well, he is now so he has to take the whole thing the little freak.

842 days ago

Trooper Tom    

So what was he running away from its not like he hasn't had his photo taken before and hey if you want to pass by unseen get another car

842 days ago


Little Beibs is badly in need of a wakeup call before he hurts himself, or more importantly, someone else. He needs to realize that there are a lot of other people in the world, unimpressed by him and his little sparkly p e n i s-mobiles. They'd like to live their lives without the threat of this annoying little bee running up their asses while he's running from the idiot paps. (Imagine them being able to find him in his CHROME toaster.) LOL Grow up, Beibs, You're starting to sound like a has-been loser. That's your fate, but you could delay it a little.

842 days ago


Both are responsible. The paparazzi are responsible for making Bieber think he is talented. Bieber is responsible for leading the paparazzi on a high speed chase through dense traffic.
I wouldn't arrest Bieber, but I would have him go to court to explain why he deserves to have a license. Then, suspend his license 1 month for each mile per hour he was driving.

842 days ago


Talk about a 12 year old, 110 lbs menace to society. The paparazzi too & like a few others have said why not call 911 to begin with

842 days ago
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