Pop princess Britney Spears ended up, again, on the front page of the newspapers, after she was photographed by paparazzi driving her car with her four-month baby boy Sean on her lap.
Spears, 24, was photographed driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California on Monday, with her baby on her lap, and accompanied by a bodyguard, who was staying on her right.
The incident caught the attention of child welfare authorities, because it appears that Britney endangered her baby's life by violating the motor safety laws, which requires children to ride in a car seat until they are at least 6 years old or weigh 60 pounds.
The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) reported the incident to the police and asked them to investigate the case.
"We were contacted by DCFS to obtain contact information from the Spears for them," said the spokesman, Luis Castro. "What they're going to do with the information we don't know. It's not our investigation." The spokesperson also added that they will go to Spears' home in Malibu to obtain "contact information".
However, the pop princess told in an exclusive interview to the People magazine that she was afraid of the paparazzi and she just tried to get rid of them as quick as possible.
"I had a horrifying, frightful encounter with the paparazzi while I was with my baby," she said in a statement.
"Because of a recent incident when I was trapped in my car without my baby by a throng of paparazzi, I was terrified that this time the physically aggressive paparazzi would put both me and my baby in danger. I instinctively took measures to get my baby and me out of harm's way."
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