It makes a lot of sense for Fisker Automotive to hook up with Hollywood celebrities like Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio to promote its expensive, slick, and environmentally conscious Karma plug-in hybrid sports car. It can be especially cool to see Bieber driving by in his chromed-out Karma, which he received from his manager as an 18th birthday gift, originally un-chromed. The problem is that paparazzi – and anyone with working eyes – can spot him incredibly easily. Below, you can see a video of what it's like to follow this chromed-out Karma.

A crazy thing happened Friday afternoon when two paparazzi crashed into each other thanks to Bieber's chrome plug-in car. Law enforcement sources told celebrity gossip site TMZ that a California Highway Patrol officer saw Bieber driving down Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles, with a Nissan driving "aggressively close behind." The officer pulled over Bieber for driving with tinted windows, figuring that the Nissan would probably stop too. It did.

Turns out, the driver of the Nissan works in Justin Bieber's security detail. As the CHP officer was getting all of it figured out, several paparazzi roared up to the scene. They were going fast and wild enough that two of them, in separate cars, apparently lost control, hit each other and jumped up on the curb. No one was cited by police, as far as TMZ knows. But it's yet another case of this particular Karma getting caught up in legal issues.



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      mrbell321
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait. Bieber gets pulled over for tinted windows and yet no one is cited for the collision?
      Levine Levine
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bieber had been driving his chrome-out car for over a year now and been under the police radar for some time due to various reasons. So what's with The Cop citing Bieber for tint window? More like nosey extracurricular activity under the guise of the badge.
      SVX pearlie
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the YouTube title: "Justin Bieber driving HER chrome Fisker Karma". HAhaaha.
      Richard Gozinya
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why is this being covered here? This is a story for TMZ or celebitchy or something. Just because a hybrid was involved, doesn't mean that it's green car news.
      Grendal
      • 2 Years Ago
      It makes you wonder why Justin chromed his car. The guy already has all the attention in the world on him. He needs it driving his car too? Yikes, but he must be screwed up. I've never met him personally though, maybe he's a well rounded and well balanced individual.
      Actionable Mango
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is not green news. It is not even news.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      *gun in mouth* make it stop!!!
      Marco Polo
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only reason this little tale of life in tinsel town is reported on ABG, is so that Jon LeSage can exercise his hatred of all things Fisker. Evidence ? Note the little sniggering innuendo at the end ; "But it's yet another case of this particular Karma getting caught up in legal issues " ! Just adding the word 'particular' , lets Jon LeSage off the hook for criticism, but the implication is clear, it's another anti-Fisker story.
      karlInSanDiego
      • 2 Years Ago
      He's got my light kit. He must have seen me driving with it in my MINI, because it's only the second time I've seen my multicolored kit on the road here in SoCal! Got pulled once by an Oceanside PoPo who claimed the kit's illegal. SInce mine was on green only, not flashing and no direct light source was visible (CA law allows diffuse carriage lighting) it's not illegal. But Justin's got to ditch the rainbow flash which includes blue (PoPo color). That car looks sick. To bad performance doesn't match the look, but in this case I'd make an exception. Wonder when used Karma's will dip below $45k? Maybe a cooked one?
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mirror body panels and window tint (front side and windshield) is illegal in CA. How come he gets away with it?
        Actionable Mango
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick
        It's not like you go to jail for tint. If you're a multimillionaire, you simply have your accountant pay the tickets.
      paulwesterberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      The reason why we get all this crap posted here is because AOL is owns TMZ. I hope that AOL will eventually learn not to piss in their own pool, until then I will be getting my news from more reputable sites: greencarreports.com greencarcongress.com
        imoore
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paulwesterberg
        TMZ is controlled by Time Warner. AOL is no longer affiliated with TMZ or Time Warner. Get it right.
      paulwesterberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      TMZ is not a news source.
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