Justin Bieber. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABC)
By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
The pop star got a ticket today.
Justin Bieber was zooming around in his silver Fisker Karma sports car (X17 has photos of the incident) when he was stopped and cited for driving in a "reckless manner" on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles this morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson tells theLos Angeles Times.
Bieber was pulled over because he was weaving in and out of traffic, going more than 65 mph, said CHP Officer Ming Hsu, who could not give the star's precise speed. TMZ says he was going 80 mph.
KABC reports that Bieber said he was trying to lose paparazzi, who were on his tail. Officers confirmed to KABC that one vehicle was chasing another, and police stopped the lead vehicle, which was Bieber's.
Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, tells TMZ that the photogs didn't give up after the ticketing, and Bieber wound up calling 911. Police caught up with Bieber and the photogs and told them to back off.