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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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If Bieber were your average kid, he would have lost his license and been locked up on the spot. The Councilman is right. My son drives the 101 everyday. He could have been injured or killed over a stupid kid with a stupid photog hangup. Bieber wanted to be famous. So be famous shut up and let them take the picture.

817 days ago


Anyone else pee on the side of the toilet to make it quieter?

817 days ago

Fantastic Four    

Zine was allegedly sleeping with the Fillipina receptionist at the office just next door to his place as recently as last September.

817 days ago


So its okay for Bieber to drive 100mph and make multiple un safe lane changes, yet if we did that we would be cited and sent to jail.

817 days ago

mike hunt    

Get rid of the one of a kind Chrome $$$$$$ car.. Or drive it less if you don't want to be spotted all the time. Hell buy a Honda accord and tint the windows and use that is your ride on days you want to be "normal". C'mon dude think about it. Try blending instead of saying look at me looooook at me.

817 days ago


little brat, He will walk tho, they ALL do.

817 days ago


This kid needs to get arrested already. If you or I was driving like that, we would have been taken into custody and our car would have been impounded. He could have killed someone. And didn't he beat someone up and flee the scene? What happened with that???

817 days ago


Another example as to why major restrictions need to be placed on the paparazzi!

817 days ago


So LA City Councilman used Justin Bieber's reckless driving as means for publicity. Because all concerned councilman call in to a gossip rag....

817 days ago


Not bad for a beginner, but when he can do it in a miniskirt, with no underware, while wearing 6 inch hi heels, talking on a cell phone, and with 50 paps chasing him, Paris, Lindsey and Brittney might be impressed.

817 days ago


isn't his work visa over yet? Will he ever go back to canada?

817 days ago


You have to be 25 years old to rent a car. I think the same rule should be applied to driving or purchasing high powered vehicles! How much control did he really have? He is lucky that they are not scraping up his bits and pieces as we speak. Is trying to avoid the paparazzi really an excuse for driving recklessly? I think the Councilman is correct in his comment. The Highway Patrol, should have did their job!

817 days ago

Justsay Nohan    

That is a SWEET ride but with all that chrome I'd hate to be behind his car on a bright, sunny day.

817 days ago


the girl should be arrested for driving that tacky disgusting piece of *%*%! I bet that thing is blinding when the sun hits it.

817 days ago


It is wrong for the paparazzi to be chasing him but what does he expect when his car is so rare it sticks out like a sore thumb. Justin, invest in a Neon.

817 days ago
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