January 18, 2008 03:00:30 GMT
Four photographers were arrested Wednesday, January 16 for reckless driving while chasing Britney Spears' car around Mission Hills, Calif.
There were four photographers arrested on Wednesday night, January 16 for reckless driving while chasing Britney Spears' car in the San Fernando Valley, California.
According to law enforcement sources, at around 11:20 P.M. police pulled over a total of eight vehicles driven by photographers that were following Spears' car too closely and traveling at unsafe speed. They also made several unsafe lane changes in and around Mission Hills, California so said authorities.
The four men arrested were identified as Roberto Maceo, 41, and Leanro Gomez, 30, both freelance as photographers, Eduardo Ravalha, 34, works for X-17 and Filipe Texiera, 27, works for Fame.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson stated that the four men were taken into custody at approximately 11:30 P.M., booked into Van Nuys jail and each was ordered to post $5,000 bail.
Spears, who according to authorities "was part of the group, but was not driving recklessly," was also being pulled over and interviewed before then released after police verified her California driver's license. The troubled pop star reportedly told officers that one of the drivers might have tried to run her off the road, yet could not identify the car in question. Thus, no action was taken.
The incident, in fact, didn't stop Spears from continuing her late night excursion. She was after that spotted going to Kitson at 1:30 in the morning and spent more than 10,000 bucks on some items, which according to TMZ included a blue $265 Great China Wall sweatshirt, a $90 bottle of Agent Provocateur perfume, a $475 L.A.M.B. handbag and a $95 Blue Anchor hoodie.