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Baby, Baby, Baby: Slow Down! Justin Bieber Cited for Reckless Driving [UPDATED]

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The Biebs performs live, 2011 (Photo by cukuskumir via Flickr)
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Baby, baby, baby...slow down! Teen singing sensation Justin Bieber, 18, was pulled over and cited this morning on the busy 101 Hollywood Freeway for driving recklessly.The Biebs was behind the wheel of his Fisker Karma and going over the 65 MPH speed limit and weaving in and out of traffic when the California Highway Patrol stopped the pop idol near Vineland Avenue and Ventura Boulevard on the 101, according to L.A. Now.

Oh Justin! He can't seem to stay away from the long arm of the law, no matter how low a profile he says he tries to keep. Recently he became involved in a legal issue when he was at the mall in Calabasas with his ladyflame Selena Gomez when a paparazzo claims the singer attacked him. Bieber could face prosecution for the incident.

In the past, Bieber has gotten into some minor scrapes behind the wheel. (We know, honey, that lil' Honda Civic showed up outta nowhere.)

No official word from the CHP on how fast Bieber was zipping along this morning.

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UPDATE: We've learned that Bieber may have been bobbing and weaving on the lanes of the 101 today because he was being followed by a paparazo. And which good citizen of L.A. notified authorities of the chase? It was none other than Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, who didn't learn until later it was the Biebs in one of the cars.

"CHP officers reported seeing at least one other car chasing Bieber, but that vehicle fled the scene when the singer was stopped," according to L.A. Now.

Bieber admitted to going around 80 MPH. Zine said he spotted the worrisome activity on the freeway as he headed into work Downtown from his home in the West Valley.