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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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91.

Terae    

and this is why hollywood is trash now...we have lindsey lohans, beibers, and twilight stars running around like they own the world and never have to pay consequences..plus isnt bieber canadian he should of been arrested for reckless driving thats what would of happened to someone not famous

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92.

Sada    

Oh please, Its NEVER TMZ

755 days ago
93.

Edam241    

This kid is quickly turning into a smartass punk.

755 days ago
94.

kerrplunk    

Strip search him, bung hole and all! Call in Perez Hilton to do the job...

755 days ago
95.

popo    

he should sue tmz because we all know its them your not there without reason .still tmz wil pay him not to sue

755 days ago
96.

jokerchick    

this chick drives like a dude...

755 days ago
97.

dave    

I agree arrest the punk with the money. He is not above the law regardless of who is chasing his pretty little chrome car. The cops would have hauled a normal none celebrity to jail.

755 days ago
98.

Emerson    

I don't blame her. A girl needs her privacy!

755 days ago
99.

colemangirl    

I don't understand why celebrities run from the pap... whats the worse they are going to catch you doing? Smoking, picking your nose? who cares??? If celebrities weren't so covert, pap wouldn't care. You don't see celebrities that don't let the paps bother them being chased.

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100.

StevenB    

I can't remember who it was but some celebrity told the story about how he kept a plain old boring Camry (along with his fancy cars) for those times when he wanted to go about his business without being bothered and it worked like a charm. He was completely invisible, More celebs should do that.

755 days ago
101.

Keyser Söze    

A 18-years old driving around in a Fisker Karma... what exactly did you expect would happen?

Yeah, it's all because of the paps.... cause he would NEVER drive this fast without trying to ditch them...

Sure. I believe you, kid.

755 days ago
102.

Joe    

I don't care what the paps are doing, nobody except Bieber forced him to drive that fast and dangerously. You people who blame the paps are insane.

755 days ago
103.

Spoch    

He wouldn't get noticed if he drove a '78 Pinto

755 days ago
104.

trotcantorgallup    

Scooter Braun=Enabler

755 days ago
105.

Pimpcessa    

Can somebody please tell me why he was "running away" from the paps anyway? Are they going to kill him by taking a picture? How does anyone justify this twerps actions, that endangered peoples lives, just because they wanted to shoot a picture of his dumb ass? How does a picture justify endangering lives?

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