If you mess with the Biebs, you’re gonna get the charge!
Earlier this month, we reported on the high speed freeway chase, where a paparazzo trailed Justin Bieber on the 101 Freeway in El Lay!
Although Bieber WAS pulled over and ticketed for speeding, the majority of the blame falls on the pesky photog, who has now officially been charged!
While Bieby obeyed the cops and pulled over, pap Paul Raef did not.
Now, Raef has been slapped with FOUR charges: 2 counts of following another vehicle too closely and reckless driving, with the intent to capture pictures for commercial gain, 1 count of reckless driving and another count of failing to obey the lawful order of a peace officer.
As we previously mentioned, there is a new California law in place which makes it a crime to “create a dangerous situation while following a celebrity for profit.”
Raef’s charges makes it the very FIRST case of its kind and if the pap is convicted, punishments could include a one year county jail sentence and fines up to $3,500!
We definitely think this new paparazzi law is a good idea!
Hopefully, Raef’s case will come as a warning to others that these acts can be SUPER dangerous and won’t be tolerated!
[Image via Retna LTD.]
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