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Justin Bieber

Cleared

in Alleged Hit and Run

6/18/2013 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber was under investigation for a possible hit and run accident involving a paparazzo overnight -- but police have now cleared him of any wrongdoing ... TMZ has learned.

Justin was leaving the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard around 11:45 PM in his infamous white Ferrari. His pal Lil Twist was there as a passenger, and several paps were on scene shooting the duo.

Once Justin got behind the wheel he motioned for some of the photogs to clear out of the way -- but when he drove off he appeared to pin one of them between the Ferrari and a parked car.

Justin did not stop.



LAPD launched an investigation and interviewed Justin a few hours after the incident ... and he told cops he didn't know he hit the photographer (not a TMZ employee).

Police say the photog was not seriously hurt, but was at fault because he was a pedestrian in the roadway.

So, Justin's in the clear ... this time.

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61.

Room 714    

Who the hell wants to see this lil girl driving a car?

404 days ago
62.

sistaelle    

"not at fault because he was a pedestrian in the roadway"- since when doesn't a pedestrian have the right-of-way??

404 days ago
63.

Yu Lee    

HE DOESNT HOLD A CAMERA --- HE'S NOT PAPARAZZI !!!

He's just a "stunt man" who runs at car, deliberately rolls off car, now he's already in court to claim his half million in medicals!

404 days ago
64.

B    

Im not a Bieber fan, but these paparazzo deserve every ****ing hospital visit they get, when they block people from driving and getting on with their lives...MOVE THE **** OUTTA THE WAY, or get a real job not hiding in bushes chasing around little celebs...take pointless photo at own risk...

404 days ago
65.

Alie    

One of these days he's gonna kill or seriously injure someone...will they still clear him then and blame the victim?

404 days ago
66.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

" ... NOT A TMZ EMPLOYEE..." Yeah but if he had footage you would have paid for it, so in a way he was potentially a TMZ employee.

404 days ago
67.

Willow    

Regardless of whether or not I like the kid, these paps need to get into trouble for obstructing roadways!!! It's a bunch of bs that they can walk out into the middle of the road and flash, flash, flash!! When the celebs get into the car the flashes need to stop and the paps should by LAW stay on the sidewalks or if no sidewalks, then they should by law have to maintain a distance of 20 feet away! It's not like these idiot paps don't have zoom and or night cameras!! They do NOT need to be right up on top of the hood of the car flashing in their eyes!!! It is NO wonder that paps get hit all the time!!! Idiots need to maintain a safe distance for them and STOP flashing the dang bulbs in the celebs eyes!!! There should be very strict laws about what the paps are allowed to do to get these pics and videos of these celebs! They put everyone in danger every time they flash those cameras and should be held accountable for any accident directly involved, whether it is someone getting ran over or a wreck because the celeb can't see from all the dang flashing once they get into the car!!! I know these paps get paid for getting these pics of the celebs but it should be done safe....so that the celebs, paps and other people are not in danger!!! It is NOT rocket science!!

404 days ago
68.

Truth    

WHAT A F*CKING ANNOYING LIL PUNK BITCH... THE GAAAY LITTLE MIDGET VERSION OF LINDSAY LOHAN. DRIVE UNDER A BRIDGE IN PARIS ALREADY. #TRUTH!!

404 days ago
69.

YouDontSay    

Get the F out of the way. You see someone with a car moving dumbazz. Paps are seriously lower than attorneys.

404 days ago
70.

artbuf    

Maybe if he removed his sunglasses at night he could see what's in front of him. Clearly this is the photographers fault but that little puke needs to be put in his place.

404 days ago
71.

Yu Lee    

.................... and if this was the other way round?
WOULD THE HYPOCRITE PAPS STOP politely FOR JUSTIN IF THEY WERE DRIVING AND HE JUMPS IN FRONT OF THEM ??????????
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404 days ago
72.

M    

So, they are basically saying that even if Beaver had hit and KILLED the guy with his car, he STILL would have gotten off on any charges because the pedestrian he hit was in the roadway!?? I'm telling you, celebrity justice in LA is a disgrace and an embarrassment to law enforcement EVERYWHERE! The citizens of LA (and all of California for that matter) really need to take a stand and DEMAND that that this game of celebrity justice be brought to an end.

404 days ago
73.

BELIEVER    

You all are just jealous, haha!

404 days ago
74.

TC17    

Notice how easily and quickly Bieber swapped seats in the video, getting in on the passenger side. Just more proof of how easy it is for him to swap seats during the Keyshawn incident. He obviously does it a lot.

As for this incident, how is it that get gets away with this? Just because someone is in the road, then apparently its ok to hit them? Let alone drive off after it. I guarantee you that if it was any of us, we would be in jail.

404 days ago
75.

Dianne    

This guy is such a phoney! Just trying to get a pay day. Justin is innocent in this case!

404 days ago
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