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Photog Who Led Bieber Freeway Chase Could Be Prosecuted

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Under a new anti-paparazzi state law, the photographer who allegedly led a pack of his colleagues on a freeway chase of prime subject matter Justin Bieber could face prosecution. The unidentified photog would be the first to be charged under the California law, according to TMZ.

The California Highway Patrol has reportedly recommended the Los Angeles City Attorney press charges against the photographer for endangering people while trying to take pics of Bieber on the 101 Freeway near Studio City. Additionally, the CHP is reportedly asking the pap be charged with reckless driving.

The Biebs was cited around 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 6 for recklessly cruising along at 80mph (though some witnesses estimate he was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph) in his Fisker Karma in an attempt to elude paparazzi. His driving prompted ten 9-1-1 calls, having apparently terrified other drivers.

Apparently, though, some within the CHP say they would not have cited Bieber, likening the incident to a "Princess Diana" situation where the paparazzi were in a dangerous pursuit of their target subject.

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The City Attorney is still reviewing the case.