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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.

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46.

Marbut    

What an idiot, if they weren't chasing him, he would have wished they were. MORON

756 days ago
47.

Bubbles The Chimp    

I had the scanner on when this was happening. The police reported it as "Lesbian in a fancy silver car speeding".

756 days ago
48.

Karl    

Who to believe...active Reserve LAPD Motor Officer (The Councilman) or dbag JB publicist?

756 days ago
49.

Me Thats Who    

hmmmm paparazzi is chasing you trying to get a story let drive really fast and get pulled over and give them that story. Here's a thought Biebs GROW THE F UP!!! Drive the speed limit and don't do stupid sh@t that will give them the press they want. Become a "boring" law abiding person and the paps will have nothing to chase you about or take pics of you for!

756 days ago
50.

Moni    

I see a pattern...didn't he just have a scuffle with the paps last month and now this. Next time someone ( an innocent bystander) may get hurt then bye bye career. Be more discreet and grow up.

756 days ago
51.

Silverado Mom    

Bieber is out of control! Too immature and irresponsible to have a car of that magnitude. No one needs a car that goes that fast. It's only a matter of time before what happened to Princess Di happens here. There needs to be a law against this type of pap behavior that puts us all at risk. And celebs need to behave if they want to continue being celebs.

756 days ago
52.

Judy    

Just imagine if he hadn't been speeding down the freeway. What would have happened if the paparazzi had caught up with him? OMG! They would have taken his picture. The horror of it all.

756 days ago
53.

There's a problem here    

I'm all for punishing his scrawny little azz before he kills someone but WTF? He should really hire LIndsay's legal team, then he could do whatever he wants with no reprecurrsions,

756 days ago
54.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

"Councilman" Dennis Zine is a joke. With his poor education background (cal-state), the only way for him to even stay in the political game is through this kind of pointless news.

Don't forget in 2008 he's the one who proposed the anti-paparazzi "Britney Spears" law. This guy does this type of thing all day, and you're telling me he was just rolling on the freeway when Bieber was allegedly going 120mph?

Who in LA would call the cops on a speeding car and then wait around for an interview afterwards? There are cars going 100+ any time of the day in LA.

I hate Bieber just as much as the next straight man, but in this case we gotta keep it real. Just sick and tired of politicians playing games. Say NO to political games, ultimately it's just a waste of our hard earned tax money.

756 days ago
55.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

He is really turning into a d-bag. Too much, too young, too soon.

756 days ago
56.

Jeff Becker    

1st of all, the little **** should have been arrested. 2nd, the paparazzi should be arrested as well. Following around people like that is ridiculous. 3rd, Beiber looks like an ass in that stupid car. If he wants privacy, why would the little numbnut drive a one of a kind car? The fool could have killed himself, but more importantly he could have caused an accident killing innocent people. Throw the book at him and the paparazzi too!

756 days ago
57.

obama'saracist    

I hope a celeb dies and takes a few people with them speeding like this punk then maybe then will cali stop pandering to celebs

756 days ago
58.

lily    

Councilman Zine was absolutely correct and by him not being arrested for reckless endangerment...thist smacks of special treatment (once again) of a celebrity!
The "excuse" he was being chased by the photographers is ridiculous !
The "look at me" silver car is an invitation.
If he is so worried about photographers...he should either drive a average car or get a responsible, professional adult driver.
His recklessness will eventually get someone hurt or even killed.
This entitled, brat behavior needs to be addressed.

756 days ago
59.

saynotolies    

I can't stand this kid, and I'm embarrassed that he's from Canada...spoiled brat, and it seems he's asking for paparazzi, driving around in a car like that! If it'd been anyone else, they would have been arrested...ya might want to get a normal car Arshole, then you would blend in, idiot!!! God I can't stand that kid!! Obviously not raised to be a good kid...Selena, you need to leave his ass!!

756 days ago
60.

Legit    

Running/driving from the paps/ ok I can understand. But my problem here is this isn't the first time Biebs has been pulled over. 3 times I can count and each time he got off with warnings. Typical celebrity slap on the hand punishment, only for them to end up like Lindsey lohan.

756 days ago
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