Justin Bieber was recently cited for driving 90 on a Los Angeles freeway, but the pop singer claims he was just trying to escape incessant paparazzi. The episode has the interest of the city attorney’s office, which now might pursue its first case to be filed under a 2010 anti-paparazzi state law.
The law was intended to crack down on reckless paparazzi, either those driving or those that block sidewalks to create a sense of “false imprisonment.” Now the Los Angeles Times reports Bieber’s car chase incident could become the law’s first test. If found guilty, the photographer in question could face monetary penalties or even jail time. [Rolling Stone]