Bieber 'banned from driving'

Last updated 10:10 29/08/2013
Justin Bieber.
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PULLED FROM THE WHEEL: Justin Bieber is temporarily banned from driving in California,

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Justin Bieber is temporarily banned from driving in California, according to a new report.

The 19-year-old pop star was reportedly pulled over in Calabasas at approximately 4.30 on Wednesday morning (local time) after blowing through a stop sign in his white Ferrari.

According to TMZ, police discovered during the traffic stop  Bieber is not licensed to drive in the state.

California residents are required to obtain a valid license within ten days of securing residency. The website reports  Bieber purchased his Calabasas home in June, violating that rule.

The Canadian singer is said to have cooperated with officers and was cited for running a stop sign and being unlicensed.

He was also reportedly "ordered out of the driver's seat", meaning his passenger had to drive the car home.

A spokesperson for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department was unable to confirm the traffic stop to Cover Media at press time.

Bieber will be required to obtain a valid California license from the Department of Motor Vehicles before he can get back behind the wheel.

A spokesperson for the star did not respond to a request for comment from Cover Media.

This would not be the first time Bieber has faced a traffic citation.

The singer was accused by neighbours of driving recklessly and reaching speeds of up to 100mph in his gated community earlier this year and became the subject of a police investigation after one resident claimed Justin assaulted him during a confrontation about the matter.

A spokesperson for the star denied the claims.

Bieber was also cleared of an alleged hit-and-run collision last month.

The claim stemmed from an incident outside a West Hollywood, California nightclub in June in which Justin was accused of injuring a photographer while behind the wheel.

According to TMZ, prosecutors had insufficient evidence in the case.

Justin's tour bus was also stopped and seized for drugs last month while on the North American leg of his Believe tour.

He is not believed to face charges in that incident.

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