Justin Bieber gets a speeding ticket in Los Angeles

Justin Bieber was given a speeding ticket in LA
Justin Bieber was given a speeding ticket in LA Photo: AP

Teenage heart-throb singer Justin Bieber has been given a speeding ticket in Los Angeles.

Beiber, 18, told police he was being chased by paparazzi in at least one other vehicle.

California Highway Patrol Officer Ming Hsu said the singer was cited for driving in excess of 65mph at about 10.45am on Friday, after calls came in complaining of a freeway chase on southbound US Highway 101, near Studio City.

The claim of a chase is backed by eyewitness Los Angeles City councilman Dennis Zine, who called authorities after seeing Bieber's distinctive chrome Fisker Karma being chased by five or six other cars.

Dennis, a former LAPD officer, said the chase exceeded 100mph.

A call and an email to Justin's publicist were not immediately returned.