Justin has another run-in with the law

2013-08-29 08:32
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Los Angeles - Justin Bieber was stopped for running a stop sign and driving without a licence on Wednesday, in the Canadian teen sensation's latest run-in with traffic police, a spokesperson said.

The 19-year-old was pulled over while driving his white Ferrari at 04:30 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 he did not press charges.

Driving licence required

The previous month he made headlines after neighbours in his exclusive Calabasas neighbourhood - where neighbours 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 licence 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 licence from that state or country as well as one from California," said Whitmore.

"But it was within the authority of the deputy who stopped him to issue him a citation for driving without a valid California licence if he wanted and the deputy did just that."

A friend who was following in another car took the wheel of Bieber's car and drove him home, the spokesperson added.

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