Justin Bieber was pulled over Friday in Los Angeles for driving “recklessly” on the 101 freeway while being chased by paparazzi, TMZ reports. Apparently L.A. city councilman Dennis Zine was on the freeway when it went down and, as a former highway patrol officer, had a lot to say about Justin’s driving skills.
“If I was on patrol, I would have arrested him for reckless driving,” he said. ” I was going 60 and he drove by me like he was in a rocket ship. He was a maniac.”
Of course, it doesn’t help when your car actually looks like a rocket ship, but Zine is confident Justin reached speeds of 100 mph and in a video TMZ posted, bystanders (or possibly paparazzi) repeatedly say they thought he was going 120 mph, double the 60 mph speed limit. There are reports the singer was simply trying to lose the paparazzi that were chasing him, but when you’re the only one driving a $100,000 Fisker Karma, it’s probably pretty difficult to keep a low profile.
This is the second legal bind Justin has found himself in this summer. He previously had an altercation with a paparazzi photographer over Memorial Day weekend. What do you think? Do the paparazzi need to lay off Justin? Should Justin downgrade to a less-recognizable car?