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Britney Spears Gets Paps Clamped

by | 18th, January 2008

IN Los Angeles, Britney Spears is being chased:

Four paparazzi have been arrested on suspicion of reckless driving while chasing Britney Spears’ car in the San Fernando Valley, police said.

Roberto Maciel, 31, Leandro Gomes, 30, Filipi Teixeira, 27, and Eduardo Ravalah, 34, were booked for investigation of reckless driving and released early Thursday on $5,000 bail each, said Officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman.

THE LA police are clamping down on the paparazzi:

“Their numbers — and aggressiveness — have grown exponentially,” said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, who cited a case this week in which West Hollywood sheriff’s deputies were called to a gym after paparazzi brought traffic on Melrose Avenue to a standstill as they jostled to photograph Jessica Alba.

Both the Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department have begun keeping a running record of complaints about paparazzi, including names and the agencies that employ problem photographers. The Sheriff’s Department has even started photographing some celebrity photographers, hoping to document bad behavior.

The LAPD is developing its own “zero tolerance” policy, using the state vehicle code and traffic and loitering laws to cite photographers who block traffic and lay siege to neighborhoods.

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