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Star blames photographers for speeding ticket

With the attractions that South Carolina has to offer, such as five-star resorts and golf courses, the state has been known to attract its share of celebrities. How would state police have handled a traffic incident that involved one of the world's most recognizable celebrities, pop star Justin Bieber?

Bieber recently received a speeding ticket along a freeway on the West Coast, but he said there was a reason for it: paparazzi were in pursuit.

Bieber said that while driving his chrome Fisker Karma, which is a hybrid-electric sports car, he was forced to speed to try to shake the cars that were following him. When he was pulled over, he received a citation for driving 80 miles per hour in an area with a 65 mph speed limit.

The state Highway Patrol did not ticket any other drivers. A Highway Patrol spokesman, however, said that authorities would continue to look into the set of circumstances that led to Bieber's ticket, including any other violations that could have occurred as a result of the movements of the paparazzi.

A local city councilman said he was driving on the same stretch of roadway as Bieber that day and said he say the teen idol traveling at perhaps 100 mph while constantly changing lanes. As many as six cars pursuing him, he said, adding several motorists had called 911.

This is not the first time Bieber has had a run-in of sorts with paparazzi. In May, he allegedly injured a photographer who was snapping his photo at a shopping center.

Police throughout the country should develop a strategy to deal with stars of Bieber's stature and the pursuit of him to keep both the public and Bieber safe. Speeding by any of the participants can put innocent lives at risk, and law enforcement must find a way to control the situation.

Source: Reuters, "Justin Bieber cited for speeding on L.A. freeway," Steve Gorman, July 7, 2012

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