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Justin Bieber

Photog Could Be First

Charged Under New Law

7/17/2012 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The paparazzo who was the ringleader in the Justin Bieber freeway chase could be the first person charged under a new California anti-paparazzi law.

Sources involved in the investigation tell TMZ ... the CHP has recommended to the L.A. City Attorney that the photog be charged with the law that prohibits paparazzi from endangering people while trying to shoot photos or video.

We're told the CHP is also recommending a second charge -- reckless driving.

As we first reported, the L.A. City Attorney is reviewing the CHP's file and will decide what -- if anything -- to file.

If the photog is charged and convicted under the new law, he could go to the pokey for 1 year.

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namers    

Fisker this!

745 days ago
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Mike    

Nice stupid title jerks!!
Learn how to be a real news service

745 days ago
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Jordan    

So according to California Law a person is allowed to speed in excess of 100mph and he can use the defense someone was trying to take my picture. California has crazy Laws.

745 days ago
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Jan    

Why isn't Bieber charged also???? He should have pulled off the road and called 911 instead of driving at 100 miles per hour.

745 days ago
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DaveT    

Justin already got his traffic ticket, justice was done on his side...now it's time for some justice on the paps ;D

745 days ago
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MISSA    

Good! Now charge JB with reckless driving too, he is just as much to blame.

745 days ago
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Bob    

Great news. Hate these parasites. After they're done prosecuting the little turds I hope they drop the file off at INS and have them deported back to Armenia or Coksukistan or wherever they're from.

745 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

....I hope Justin has learned a lesson..and realized RECKLESS on his part too try and out run them....TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT.....thankfully no accident occured..but stupid of a 18 year old driver speeding on a highway in a sports car...just asking for death too himself and innocent peeps...btw..charge the papps!

745 days ago
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MIKE    

The Beebs should be charged too! ?

745 days ago
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JL    

GOOGLE "Pop Star Car Chase 911" for the video on YouTube !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=728fN5Zcy4I


New PSA feat. Justin Bieber 911 audio mixed with car chase video and music by Shinedown.

#PopStarCarChase911

745 days ago
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doc9    

Good. Now charge the bieber. And the chief of LAPD for hiding/ignoring evidence on the murder of biggie smalls.

745 days ago
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JL    

GOOGLE "POP STAR CAR CHASE 911" FOR THE VIDEO - TMZ SHOULD LINK IT!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=728fN5Zcy4I

745 days ago
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Gary Wells    

Biebs should get a ticket for looking lin a douche bag in that costume!

745 days ago
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barcham    

It will be interesting to see if he is charged, and if he is charged and is convicted, how much time will he actually serve? Then we can compare that with the time served by Lindsay and Paris for drug and other offences to see the difference between `stars` and normal people.

745 days ago
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paigehop    

YES, YES, YES! Off with their heads! Can't be more thrilled to see those s*** pay for their stalking!

Caveat: This ain't Baldwin, btw. ;-)

Caveat #2: Bieber obviously does rock! Oops, I mean, pop!

745 days ago
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