Photographer Who Pursued Justin Bieber Could Be Charged Under Anti-Paparazzi Law
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Charges could be filed against the photographer who pursued singer Justin Bieber during a high-speed freeway chase under an anti-paparazzi law passed in 2010.
Bieber was pulled over for speeding on the Ventura (101) Freeway on July 6. Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine claims he saw the teen heartthrob driving at speeds of over 100 mph.
The pop star told authorities he was trying to get away from paparazzi, who evaded authorities. CHP officials told the Los Angeles Times that officers identified the paparazzo’s license plate and were able to identify him.
The anti-paparazzi law passed in 2010 cracks down on photographers who drive recklessly in pursuit of celebrities and create a sense of “false imprisonment,” according to the Times, and imposes stiff penalties and possible jail time.