LOS ANGELES, USA – In what has been his latest run-in with traffic police, Justin Bieber was stopped for running a stop sign and driving without a license Wednesday, August 28, a spokesman of the LA County Sheriff’s Department said.
The 19-year-old Canadian singer was pulled over while driving his white Ferrari at 4:30 a.m. near his home in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles, said spokesman Steve Whitmore.
“I don’t know how many times he’s been stopped out there driving, but he has a history,” Whitmore said, referring to Bieber’s growing list of brushes with the law.
In June, Los Angeles police investigated an incident in which a car driven by Bieber hit a paparazzo, but stopped short of pressing charges.
The previous month, Bieber made headlines after neighbors in his exclusive Calabasas neighborhood accused him of driving recklessly through the area.
The family of the late pop icon Michael Jackson also lives in this neighborhood.
Bieber bought his Calabasas home in June, according to celebrity news website TMZ. New California residents are required to get a driving license in the western US state within 10 days of moving here.
“If someone has a residence in other state or country, he or she can have a license from that state or country as well as one from California,” said Whitmore.
“But it was within the authority of the deputy who stopped him to issue him a citation for driving without a valid California license if he wanted and the deputy did just that.”
A friend who was following in another car took the wheel of Bieber’s car and drove him home, the spokesman added. – Rappler.com
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