Justin Bieber Cited For Speeding, Reckless Maneuvering

Justin Bieber is seen on 'El Hormiguero' TV show at Vertice Studio in Madrid, Spain on June 4, 2012 Justin Bieber is seen on 'El Hormiguero' TV show at Vertice Studio in Madrid, Spain on June 4, 2012

Justin Bieber had a brush with the law on Friday morning.

The singer, 18, was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer on the southbound 101 Freeway in Los Angeles for speeding and reckless maneuvering, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

Bieber – who was driving his chrome Fisker Karma at the time — was issued a citation.

According to TMZ, LA City Councilman Dennis Zine witnessed Bieber’s reckless driving and called 911.

“Bieber was driving like a maniac. He was weaving in and out of traffic,” Zine reportedly told the website. “There was hardly any space between cars as he weaved from lane to lane.”

Zine, a former LAPD motor officer, said he would have given the Canadian singer more than just a citation.

“If I was on patrol, I would have arrested him for reckless driving,” he told TMZ. “I was going 60 [miles per hour] and he drove by me like he was in a rocket ship. He was a maniac.”

Scooter Braun, the singer’s manager, said Bieber was being chased by paparazzi, and downplayed the incident, telling TMZ Zine “is just a councilman looking for a headline.”

Reps for Bieber were not immediately available for comment when contacted by Access Hollywood on Friday.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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