Justin Bieber's Reckless Driving Should Have Landed Him in Jail

justin bieber getting out of a carProof that fame has gone to Justin Bieber's head just keeps piling up! Yesterday, the pop star put multiple lives at risk as he drove "like a maniac" on an L.A. freeway. TMZ is reporting that not just one but ten drivers called 911 upon seeing the Biebs flying by in his $100K+ Fisker Karma. Thankfully, he was eventually stopped by California Highway Patrol officers and cited for going 80 mph.

But one of the witnesses -- who happens to be an L.A. City Councilman and former LAPD motor cop -- Dennis Zine believes Bieber was going at least 100 mph and told TMZ that he "was driving like a maniac. He was weaving in and out of traffic. There was hardly any space between cars as he weaved from lane to lane."

The official explanation for his erratic, dangerous driving? He was trying to shrug off paparazzi ...

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Zine admits that the paps were acting horrendous, driving on the shoulder of the freeway and causing an extreme hazard. Even after Bieber pulled over, at least 4 paparazzo were swarming his car. Crazy! But the councilman still believes Bieber is to blame, as well, and thinks he should be arrested for reckless driving and have his driving privileges revoked.

I'm with him on that! Driving so recklessly was no way to handle this situation. He -- or the person from his security team who is said to have been a passenger in the car -- should have called 911 or pulled over from the start. The kid screwed up.

But his manager Scooter Braun is arguing that Biebs was cited for going 80 mph, no more, he was being chased by paparazzi, and Zine is just a "councilman looking for a headline." Uh-huh. And that kind of response is exactly why Bieber isn't having to take the fall for his biggest, fattest mistakes. Like many young celebs, he's surrounded by yes men like Scooter who treat him like he's the "King of the World!" and are totally enabling irresponsible behavior. Frightening. If this becomes a pattern, he could end up going down the same scary path as other pampered stars like Lindsay Lohan, who have jeopardized their own lives and others by believing that they're above the law.

Do you think Justin deserves a tougher punishment for his reckless driving?

 

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