Canadian singer, Justin Bieber, received a traffic citation for driving at 160 km/hour on a highway between Los Angeles and Santa Monica, with the intention to fool the paparazzi, said Friday by the traffic police.
The 18-year-old star “received a citation for driving with excess speed” on Highway 101, said Vince Ramirez, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. Ramirez felt that the young man traveled at 160 km/h when the speed limit fluctuated between 90 and 120 km/h.
The photos published by TMZ shows the car of teen idol that was stopped and flanked by traffic police. According to TMZ, Bieber tried to fool the paparazzi who were following in another car that led to excessive speed.
“Bieber was going like crazy,” Dennis Zine, a city councilman who witnessed the incident, told the magazine. “If I had been on patrol, he (Bieber) would have been arrested for reckless driving. I was going 95 km/hour and I went to side like a rocket. He was crazy,” he said.
Zine said the paparazzi handled irresponsibly by the shoulder. At least four photographers around the vehicle appeared and Bieber just stopped. A spokesman for the singer declined to comment.