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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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121.

tamara    

aww Biebs come on, don't drive crazy. Call 911 if you're being chased by paps.
Oh! and you might think about driving a white Toyota instead of that "look at me" car. geez

802 days ago
122.

Dana Strode    

I always tell my cat that my dog won't chase him if he doesn't run. Besides that, Bieber is a conceited little BRAT. To be offended about being compared to Justin Timberlake??? OMG

802 days ago
123.

DIANE    

WHY DOES THE GOOBER NEED A CHROME CAR!!!!! WHAT A GEEK!!!!!! IT SCREAMS LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!! SO YES THE PAPARAZZI ARE GOING TO FOLLOW U!

802 days ago
124.

Jamie    

So what...the paparazzi wants to take your picture! Smile and wave stupid! They have a job and that job is to take pictures of you....why I have no idea...but nonetheless its their job. So just go with it...your 15 minutes will hopefully be up soon!

802 days ago
125.

A.M.D    

Listen Paps are a part of being a celebrity, sure it can be annoying and they sometimes get out of line but if the celebs would just let them take pictures that's all they'll do. Would it have killed him to just drive and smile pretty!

802 days ago
126.

Jessica    

I'm a huge belieber but it wasnt only his fault but mostly the paparazzi's fault for always bugging him! He just wants privacy so he was trying to get away from them!

802 days ago
127.

MobileJoel    

Who's to blame??? Whoever consumes tabloid rubbish.

802 days ago
128.

kathy    

Now there are reports that Justin Bieber did call the police about the paparazzi chasing him, but they still gave Justin a ticket for speeding! I agree, they are both at fault here, but these jealous haters on here are ridiculous!!

802 days ago
129.

anona    

lol@the type of ppl who post on this website, esp. 1's with avatars.

802 days ago
130.

ju    

I t doesent matter justin was speeding at 100 miles an hour he could of killed himself or someone else he cant break the law cause hes biber

802 days ago
131.

nope    

Another looser of police who want a cheap publicity
they did it to michael jackson now they trying to get the biebs. 80mph on 65mph limit zone who never did. nobody has ever been arrested for going 80mph

802 days ago
132.

kathy    

I just found out something interesting!! Dennis Zine, this LA councilman, back in 2008 proposed a law for Anti paparazzi personal safety law for LA to ensure safety zones for celebrities, and now he is saying this crap? VERY INTERESTING!! Hey Zine, your 15 minutes are already up!!

802 days ago
133.

kathy    

I have to laugh at people blaming Justin just cause of the car he drives! Really? Or could it be just jealousy cause theres no way in hell any of you could ever afford a car like that! And this Dennis Zine is an asshol, he only wants his 15 minutes of fame! I do agree, Justin should have called the cops to avoid speeding, and he does deserve to get a ticket, and im glad he got one!

But i find it funny, Haters were complaining the last time he got stopped that he didnt get a ticket, and now he gets one, and they are still complaining!! lol.. Must suck to live such horrible hateful lives!

802 days ago
134.

get a life ho    

Zine is a jealous d-bag ,.,,

He had a less then steller rep when he was mean cop chasing speeders on his motor bike .,.,.,
Jusin is lucky Zine didn't shoot him as he is a reserve copper with the LAPD .,.,

802 days ago
135.

steve    

Doesnot matter he wants to be a star this is what you get ..and you dont get to speed an risk hurtting someone ...of course bibes silly manager going to say whatever so his tallant get off free ....i agree cuff his ass send them both to jail

802 days ago
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