LOS ANGELES
AFP
Justin Bieber was stopped for running a stop sign and driving without a license Wednesday, in the Canadian teen sensation’s latest run-in with traffic police, a spokesman said. The 19-year-old was pulled over while driving his white Ferrari at 4:30 am near his home in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles, said LA County Sheriff’s Department 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 not to press charges. The previous month he made headlines after neighbors in his exclusive Calabasas neighborhood — where neighbors include the family of late pop icon Michael Jackson — accused him of driving recklessly through the area. Bieber, a Canadian by birth, 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.