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Sheriff's Office: Video does not clear Justin Bieber of speeding

June 18, 2013 at 1:22 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- A video supplied by attorneys for Justin Bieber fails to disprove the pop sensation went on a wild drive, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office says.

Bieber allegedly drove his Ferrari at very high speeds through the gated community where he lives in Calabasas. His attorneys say the video shows Bieber just parked the car after a friend took it on a joy ride, the Los Angeles Times reported.

But officials with the sheriff's office said the video offers no proof about what happened during the drive. It shows a friend in the car, and Bieber getting off a motorcycle to park it.

At least one witness has reported seeing Bieber at the wheel driving around the neighborhood at speeds more suitable for a highway. Rapper Tyler the Creator, however, has said he was at the wheel.

Bieber's driving has gotten him in trouble in the past. In March, he allegedly spat at a neighbor who admonished him about driving dangerously in an area with many children, an act that could bring a battery charge, and he got a ticket last year for making an unsafe turn.

Eric Dickerson, the former Hall of Fame running back with the NFL, admonished Bieber on Twitter: "Hey @justinbieber I use to have a white Ferrari too, but I knew the speed limit in neighborhoods where kids played. Just to be clear, I think @justinbieber is a talented young man. But as a parent of young kids the reckless driving concerns me."

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