Bieber’s drivers riled police

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Oslo police were filing a complaint of their own to prosecutors on Thursday after what they called reckless driving on the part of the company that’s transporting Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber and his crew around Oslo.

Justin Bieber's fans crowded around the entrance to this new hotel at Tjuvholmen on Wednesday, and an incident involving one of Bieber's drivers on the bridge over the canal upset Oslo police. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Justin Bieber’s fans crowded around the entrance to this new hotel at Tjuvholmen on Wednesday, and an incident involving one of Bieber’s drivers on the bridge over the canal upset Oslo police. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Bieber was set to perform the last of his three concerts at the Telenor Arena in Oslo on Thursday evening, but his eager fans also continued to gather around several Oslo hotels where they thought Bieber might be staying.

On Wednesday they flocked around a new hotel on the waterfront at Tjuvholmen, and police complained that drivers of the large black Merdedes vans hired for Bieber’s crew drove much to fast out of the hotel’s garage, with young fans running alongside and after the vehicles.

“We’re writing up a report describing the incident and then it’s up to the lawyers to evaluate whether it will be deemed a punishable offense,” Police Lt Tore Barstad told newspaper VG. His colleague Knut Meling, who is coordinating police patrols around the Bieber concerts, said police were keen to seize the driver’s licenses of those involved.

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that Oslo Chauffeur Service has the contract to transport Bieber and his crew during their three-day stay in Oslo. Booking manager Belinda Kristoffersen at Oslo Chauffeur Service declined comment.

newsinenglish.no staff