"Boyfriend" singer Justin Bieber claims he was being hounded by paparazzi in his latest run-in with the law
Justin Bieber has had another run-in with the law.
The 18-year-old "Baby" singer was stopped and cited by the California Highway Patrol on Friday morning, after officers observed him driving in a reckless manner.
A CHP spokesman told TheWrap that Bieber was driving southbound on the 101 freeway near Coldwater Canyon at approximately 10:45 a.m. when officers saw Bieber's vehicle and another vehicle driving recklessly.
The singer, who told officers that he was being pursued by paparazzi, was cited for driving in excess of 65 miles per hour, which carries a fine of about $300, the CHP spokesman said.
Bieber was issued a court date, during which he can plead his case to a judge. The fact that he claims to have been chased by paparazzi could factor into the judge's decision, the CHP spokesman said.
The CHP is currently investigating the other vehicle, which left the scene when officers pulled Bieber over. According to the spokesman, officers were able to record the car's plate and will be able to visually identify the driver.
This isn't Bieber's only paparazzi-related brush with the law recently. The district attorney's office is currently looking into accusations that the singer physically attacked a photographer who was taking pictures of him with his girlfriend Selena Gomez at a Calabasas, Calif., shopping mall in May.
Lamentably, neither offense is likely serious enough to get the Canadian-born warbler deported. But should he be? Let us know in the comments section — if Bieber can't play by this country's rules, should he be allowed to stay here?