Justin Bieber Going 101 on the 101? Caught by CHP with Assist from Dennis Zine

Bieber with his custom Fisker Karma in May. Photo: ##http://showautoreviews.com/fisker-karma-justin-biebers-chrome-car/##Show Auto Review##

After months of Dennis Zine free reporting on Streetsblog, the Valley Councilman and Candidate for Comptroller is suddenly a hot topic.  Yesterday, we quoted Zine urging 4th of July revelers to use the Orange Line while lightly mocking those who drove to his fireworks spectacular.  Today, the former police officer captured a larger spotlight, for helping to detain a recklessly driving Justin Bieber on the 101.  The Daily News reports:

Councilman Zine was not impressed.

“A traffic stop was made on the lead vehicle, and the driver was identified as 18-year-old Justin Bieber,” the CHP reported. “The second vehicle fled the area and (a) follow-up investigation is underway to determine the identity of the driver as well as the charges to be filed.”

Bieber was issued a speeding ticket, and was released pending further investigation, the CHP reported.

According to TMZ.com, Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine “was on the 101 Freeway when he saw Justin in his chrome Fisker (sports car) roaring down the freeway at speeds that Zine says exceeded 100 mph.”

Zine called 911 to report what he saw,

As a footnote, I wonder how fast Bieber would have had to be driving to have been detained for more than a couple of minutes.  Being hounded by the paparazzi is rough, but it’s no excuse to endanger everyone around you.

  • Anonymous

    He should lose his license for a year. 

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  • Damien Newton

    At least. We don’t know how fast he was going when they caught him so we shouldn’t assume that Zine’s eyeballing was 100% accurate. But it is clear that he was driving recklessly in his shiny toy.

  • Paparazzi Criminals

    Why only blame Bieber? After all, the paparazzi are engaging in not just criminal harassment, but also knowingly and willfully creating the conditions for endangering public safety. Moreover, as the following vehicle, the paparazzi would have been likely to be found responsible for any collision. Paparazzi engaging in this type of criminal stalking should be arrested and charged with attempted homocide, because that’s what could have happened to the innocent people on the freeway, just for the pursuit of a damn picture to make money!

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  • Grandypatricia

    It’s too bad these successful young people don’t do themselves in before they do innocent people in.

  • Who said the other vehicle was paparazzi? 

  • calwatch

    Bieber is driving a chrome Fisker which is ridiculously conspicuous. Therefore, if he were going at high speeds, it’s likely he would be called in. He could drive the speed limit adjacent to some truck or something, but being “chased” is more fun. Remember this is 100 mph on the 101 at 10:30 in the morning. Not at 2 a.m. in the morning. 

  • Erik Griswold

    Shouldn’t he also be deported to his home country?

  • Erik Griswold

    I find it ironic that in this state a person of 18, 17 or even 16 with the financial means or the permission of the owner, can operate a high-performance racing vehicle on city streets with no governor on its throttle, but at age 16 or 17 they  must wear a foam hat should they chose to ride on a bicycle at any speed including a pace slower than a jogger.

  • Anonymous

    Sure, why not? 

  • Bob

    What a tool…endangering all others around him.  Hey Justin!   The 80s called to say they want their backward facing cap back!


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