Justin Bieber, driving Ferrari, gets second citation in 6 months
For the second time in six months, pop star Justin Bieber has been cited by authorities for a traffic violation involving a high-end sports car.
But this time Bieber can't blame his traffic violation on the paparazzi. This time it was all Bieber during an apparent joyride Tuesday night in West Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
Bieber was pulled over in a white Ferarri around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Hayward Avenue and was cited for making an unsafe left turn and having an expired registration, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.
"He was obviously enjoying his vehicle more than he was recognizing the laws," Whitmore said.
The incident comes less than six months after Bieber was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley and cited for driving his Fisker sports car at high speed. The pop star said then he was being chased by a freelance paparazzo.
Raef is the first paparazzo to be charged under a 2010 state law that adds penalties on paparazzi driving dangerously for images they will sell, city prosecutors said.
Asked if Bieber's second alleged violation constituted a trend, Whitmore said he wasn't sure.
"You have two incidents," Whitmore said. "Is that a pattern? I don't know. I know that he's a teenager."
-- Andrew Blankstein
Photo: Justin Bieber performs at the Barclays Center on onday in the Brooklyn, New York.Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images