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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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the Ronster    

Very irresponisible. And, his manager should shot for his comments. Zine is a well respected ELECTED official and he did the right thing by calling it in. Yes, the kid should have been arrested as well at the pap's. We have laws the protect stars from the pap's that in turn, keep the public safe as well. Perhaps, the biebs should not have been on the road, or perhaps he should have called 911 and waited... heck, all they wanted was a picture. if he was easy to photograph, he wouldnt be worth so much to the papz. whatever, he is going to end up dead, splat against a tree or down a canyon

840 days ago

Drugsney Drinkhan    

Can immigration deport him already??

840 days ago


Young person with heavy foot, nothing new, we've all been young.
Then again the roads are just as full of grown adults who weave and cut us off :D
Slow down dude, not worth hurting yourself or hurting others.
Paparazzi road nuts def aren't worth it.
But that's a bad ass ride, chrome on wheels with a killer shape, it rocks ;)

840 days ago


This guy needs to stfu. First he has no radar.. Then he is going 60 on freeway everyone does either 5mph or 75 to 80 mph is a major risk to other drivers since he is a slow ass..

Then there is no way he can truly judge distance if he few PAST him.. if he was doing 100 vr 60 then he wouldn't be anywhere near him after 1/8 of a mile. So this guy is lying or he sped up to follow him and then he is guilty of the same ting.

This so called money stealing public fail Councilman needs to go retake all his tests since he is almost 65 and I be damned if old people can't drive.

sad thing is I hate justin too..

840 days ago

John Basedow    

This kid comes off as a serious D-bag. I wish some other young celebrity would just give him the beat down he needs.

840 days ago


How many tickets does that make in the last couple of months? Seems like I often read stories about him getting ticketed in that piece of crap car.

840 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

TMZ is a typical gossip venue as the rest. The more this site denies and says "NOT TMZ" does not make anyone believe TMZ is so innocent.

Gossip is Gossip.

840 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

CHP is no different. I got let loose for doing 110. Thnx CHP.

840 days ago


What an idiot. I predict a fiery crash within the next year, followed by hundreds of thousands of teen girls sobbing their eyes out. On the plus side, no more recordings from the Beebs!

840 days ago

hung and dashing    

Bieber is just complete Canadian white trash. He's like a dykey lesbian with none of a dykey lesbian's saving graces.

But what a tool Bieber is. He ought to be deported more than just locked up.

840 days ago


So wait it is ok for him to speed put other lives in danger to get rid of ppl who are following him. Wouldn't he be smart to call police or ask for an escort (he has the money to pay for one)! His manager is an idiot for saying the council man wants a headline! Bieber is a tool! He should know better! He should lose his license!

840 days ago


Sounds like councilman Dennis Zine is trying to get his 15 minutes of fame...

840 days ago


Hey Justin, get rid of the chrome rig and you will not be so easy to spot you miserable little prick.

840 days ago


scooter is right - dennis zine is a horrible corrupt, inept councilman who would do anything for publicity - that sad the beib needs to act better or he will get killed - and these paps really need to be stopped from doing crap like that

840 days ago

Kris in NYC    

Hey Justin... So what if the paps were following you. You are still driving with others' lives surrounding you. You put them in danger by being a dangerous a$$hat. The paps are gonna follow you regardless. So, be considerate of other people's lives!

840 days ago
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