Paparazzi arrested after chasing Britney

January 18, 2008 7:27:15 AM PST
Police say 31 year old Roberto Maciel, 30 year old Leandro Gomes, 27 year old Filipi Teixeira, and 34 year old Eduardo Ravalah, were booked for investigation of reckless driving and released early Thursday on $5,000 bail each. The incident began around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when officers observed several cars following a white Mercedes-Benz in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Mission Hills, said police Lt. Mario Munoz.

The cars were following the Mercedes too closely, traveling at unsafe speed and making several unsafe lane changes, authorities said.

Munoz said officers stopped the Mercedes, interviewed Spears and released the 26-year-old pop star after verifying her driver's license.

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