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Justin Bieber

L.A. Councilman Says

Arrest His Ass!

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

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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.

419 COMMENTS

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301.

J.E.B.    

Not only should this little punk been arrested, but so should every member of the paparazzi who was there, creating a dangerous hazard on the roaday to the public! Enough is enough! Does somebody have to die first?

803 days ago
302.

red1946    

The L.A. Councilman needs to grow a set and propose anti-Paparazzi stalking/harassment legislation like they have in Europe. Justin also needs to remember Princess Diana and when the Paparazzi harass him he should call 911 rather than recklessly speed to get away from them. The police should be trained to respond ASAP to such calls. A fatal car crash is not worth it.

802 days ago
303.

red1946    

The L.A. Councilman needs to grow a set and propose anti-Paparazzi stalking/harassment legislation like they have in Europe. Justin also needs to remember Princess Diana and when the Paparazzi harass him he should call 911 rather than recklessly speed to get away from them. The police should be trained to respond ASAP to such calls. A fatal car crash is not worth it.

802 days ago
304.

Stiff    

Just what we need another idiot like Nick Bollea.Take his license for 5 years , see if he learns the. Driving is a privilege , not a right!

802 days ago
305.

Barney    

Bieber is a Douche! If he wants to avoid the press, why does he drive a car that screams "LOOK AT MY!!! I AM THE BEEBS!!!" Maybe a mini cooper or an old pickup truck would make him less noticable!!

802 days ago
306.

ibs2some    

TMZ, I think you should step up and support councilman Zine, we can not tolerate these traffic violators who disregard other people's lives.Their licenses should be revoked,and that includes Justin Bieber,who thinks he owns the roads, they should have taken him to jail.

802 days ago
307.

MissClarity    

How disgusting to try and invalidate the L.A. Councilman and former LAPD as if Bieber is a black man who's being discriminated against. Bieber needs to grow up and not endanger the lives of husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and children travelling the 101. Bad news Bieber. You can't justify breaking the law. Was someone trying to shoot you???? Grow up.

802 days ago
308.

Lin    

I fully agree with the councilman for calling 911 and his comments.NO ONE, especially a young inexperienced driver as Bieber is, should be speeding excessively and as dangerously as he was.. But again, we are talking about California who feel that anyone in the "industry" is above the law.Thank goodness he did not get into an accident and kill someone. Maybe next time he will not be so lucky..

802 days ago
309.

mila    

He needs spank!!!! or don't drive chrome drive beetle bug car paparazzi won't follow. He needs Demerit and lost points. Pls. grow up.

802 days ago
310.

shirley baugus    

i think he should be locked up. what if he had killed someone. just because he was trying to lose the other car doesnt mean he hadto he could have just slowed down and let the other car go on.i think he is a big showoff and he knows he can get away with it.

802 days ago
311.

gregg     

Sppeding because of the PAPs? Remeber the driver of Lady Diane's car? I hope next time that brat midget
isnt so lucky,

802 days ago
312.

gregg     

good god- i wouldnt have that obnoxious chrome car if you gave it to me. as for that midget brat he's on the
downward sprial. its only time before he fizzles.

802 days ago
313.

Bobby B    

Hey Beebs can drive any speed he wants to on the freeways, he basically paid for them! He makes over $50 million per year, so pays over $25,000,000 in taxes. He pays more in taxes than 500 of you peasants earn in a year combined! Beebs can go as fast as he wants to cuz it's his freeway and he can do whatever he wants to on it! The lives of the peons he endangered are meaningless compared to Beebs...

802 days ago
314.

Yu Lee    

Obviously the COPYRIGHT laws need to change urgently - celebs should own the rights to their OWN image - that would make taking photos without permission illegal - this would put the PAPS out of business forever !!!

801 days ago
315.

Yu Lee    

obviously any Councilman who is bias MUST GO TO JAIL FOR LIFE - why u don't want to arrest any of the Paparazzi that have caused the incident in the first place ?!?

801 days ago
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