L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine — who ironically was an LAPD motor officer for 18 years — was on the 101 Freeway when he saw Justin in his chrome Fisker Karma roaring down the freeway at speeds that Zine says exceeded 100 mph.
Zine tells us … Bieber was trying to shake a team of paparazzi (NOT TMZ) 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.”
Zine also says the paparazzi were incredibly irresponsible, driving on the shoulder of the freeway and causing an extreme hazard. After he was pulled over, at least 4 paps were swarming Bieb’s car.
Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, tells TMZ, Zine “is just a councilman looking for a headline.” Braun says Justin was cited for going 80 mph and he was being chased by the paparazzi. Braun adds a short time after getting ticketed, the paparazzi resumed their pursuit and Justin called 911.