Last Friday July 6, 2012, on his way to film his new music video for “As Long As You Love Me” in Los Angeles, Justin was spotted speeding on the Pacific Coast Highway in California at dangerous speeds in his Fisker Karma.
TMZ says that 10 people called the police to report that someone was weaving in and out of traffic and driving at speeds over 100 mph (that’s 160 kilometers per hour, wowzers!).
One of those people was L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine who says Justin should be arrested for driving recklessly.
The police caught up with Justin and gave him a speeding ticket for driving 80 mph. Justin told them he was being harassed by the paparazzi who was chasing him down the highway. He said there were 5 cars following him and that one paparazzi in particular was going overboard being way too aggressive.
The policeman advised Justin to call 911 if they continue to chase him, which was exactly what Justin did shortly after. You can listen to Justin’s 911 call here.
Later that afternoon the police went to Justin’s music video set shoot to take a statement about the aggressive paparazzi complaint. Apparently it didn’t take much to find the offending paparazzi as he was right there at the video shoot too trying to take more pictures of Justin. The police took a statement from that paparazzi there also.
Paparazzi can be such buttheads but Justin really need to slow down for his own safety. This isn’t the first time Justin has been involved in a high speed chase with the paparazzi. Last year Justin, Selena Gomez, and Kenny Hamilton was also in a high speed chase with the papz while Jelena was in Stratford visiting family.