Pop star Justin Bieber was busted for speeding down the streets of Loa Angeles while being chased by paparazzi. Bieber was clocked at doing over 80 mph but several motorists called 911 to complain about a reckless speeding well past 80.
Zine, who was an LAPD motor cop for 18 years, believes Bieber was traveling faster than 100 mph. Bieber’s people dispute Zine’s estimate, noting that the singer was cited for only going 80. Bieber was trying to shake a team of paparazzi that was on his tail.
Zine says, “Bieber 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.”
Zine says, “If I was on patrol, I would have arrested him for reckless driving. I was going 60 and he drove by me like he was in a rocket ship. He was a maniac.”
But when Bieber was finally stopped by CHP officers, he was several miles from the point Zine spotted him, and Zine told us Friday night his 100 mph estimate was “conservative.”
Someone from Bieber’s security team was a passenger in his car and allowed Justin to put the pedal to the metal. Mind you, Justin was weaving in and out of traffic, baring squeezing in between moving vehicles.
Bieber was being chased by paparazzi, but Zine maintains the 18-year-old jeopardized his life and the lives of others and he should have slowed down and pulled off the freeway.