Justin Bieber Paparazzo Could Face One Year Jail Sentence Following High Speed Car Chase
27 July 2012, 12:45
The 'Boyfriend' star filled a complaint with police earlier this month after being followed on the road in Los Angeles.
A member of the paparazzi who was involved in a high speed car chase with Justin Bieber earlier this month could face up to a year in jail after four criminal charges were filled against the 30-year-old.
City attorney spokesperson Frank Mateljan told E! News that the charges include; following another vehicle too closely, reckless driving with the intent to capture pictures for commercial gain, reckless driving and failing to obey the lawful order of a peace officer.
The 911 call from Justin was leaked online and featured the distressed Canadian star explaining how "dangerous" the cars following him were behaving.
Justin was himself pictured being pulled over by police for the car chase despite admitting what had really occurred saying he was simply trying to get away from the chasing paparazzi.
The report suggested that the paparazzo was driving his "Toyota Rav4 at least 80 miles per hour as he attempted to chase down the 18-year-old's chrome Fisker Karma."
One of the nearby drivers at the time was Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine. Who described the chase as "a very dangerous, chaotic situation.
The paparazzo was reportedly present a few days later at Justin's music video shoot when he have a statement to police as he filled the harassment claim.
Meanwhile, Justin will release his upcoming promo for new single 'As Long As You Love Me' on Wednesday 1st August.