Anti-paparazzi charges revived over Bieber chase

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Anti-paparazzi charges revived over Bieber chase
FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, Justin Bieber arrives at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 67th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France. A three judge panel in Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, ordered that anti-paparazzi charges be reinstated against a photographer accused of engaging in a high speed chase of Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway in 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court has ordered the reinstatement of anti-paparazzi charges against a photographer accused of engaging in a high speed chase of Justin Bieber .

A three judge Los Angeles Superior Court panel ordered Friday that two counts of a law aimed at curbing aggressive driving by the paparazzi be reinstated against celebrity photographer Paul Raef .

Raef is the first photographer to be charged under the 2010 law, but his attorneys successfully got the anti-paparazzi counts dismissed in November 2012 . He was charged after authorities said he was involved in a high speed chase of Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway.

Superior Court Judge Thomas Rubinson said when he dismissed the charges that the statute was overly broad, but the appellate panel previously indicated that they thought the law was constitutional.



 

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