Justin Bieber has received a positive report card regarding his driving style from a fellow resident in his exclusive Calabasas, Calif., gated enclave, NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson.
Doorstepped by TMZ, the former running back told the website the teen star’s driving in the area has improved.
“Let’s just say, it’s gotten better,” Dickerson said, when asked to comment on Justin’s road habits.
Bieber’s driving “review” comes after the Los Angeles County District’s Office recently announced they would not be pursuing charges against the teen star in a reckless driving case.
The 19-year-old had been accused by at least two Calabasas residents — ex-NFL star Keyshawn Johnson was one of the complainants — of allegedly speeding in the community on May 27.
That evening, Keyshawn had just left a residential location in the neighborhood when he allegedly saw Justin driving his white Ferrari at high speeds in the street.
After dropping his young daughter back at his nearby home, the former wide receiver drove to the Canadian’s home, arriving as the singer was parking his high performance car in his garage.
However, as reported by the Los Angeles Times among others and confirmed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. and District Attorney’s Office, security video footage from Bieber’s property later revealed the “Baby” star rode his motorcycle behind the Ferrari on the night in question while the rapper Tyler, The Creator drove the car.
As it turns out, the singer only got into the driving seat of his car once the pair arrived at his home in order to park it.
In a separate, unrelated case that also centered on Bieber’s alleged conduct in Calabasas, earlier this month Deputy District Attorney Alan Yochelson said prosecutors decided not to pursue charges against Bieber in case filed by a neighbor alleging the singer threatened and spat in his face when he confronted him on March 26 over alleged instances of wild parties and speeding.
While prosecutors noted Bieber’s actions as “disproportionate and immature,” they said it “did not rise to the level of a criminal threat” as the neighbor had entered his property without invitation.
Yochelson added the evidence “does not show beyond a reasonable doubt” that the singer acted criminally in the charges of reckless driving and spitting at another neighbor.
The D.A.’s office added that although the alleged victim claimed he saved Bieber’s spittle, in fact “no such evidence existed,” Us Magazine reports.
Dickerson previously slammed the pop star in May following Johnson’s accusations. Fast forward to the present, it appears his view on the singer is now more positive.
Meanwhile, Bieber has just premiered his latest single “All That Matters,” the second song from his #MusicMondays series. Similarly down-tempo and featuring romantic, emotional lyrics addressed to a female like his first song “Heartbreaker,” fans and observers speculate the hearthrob may be referring to his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez in the new release.
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