By peoplestaff225
Updated February 07, 2006 05:30 PM
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UPDATE 2: At 4:30 pm EST, Deputy Mark Winn from the Sheriff’s Department is on his way back after questioning Britney about the situation.

You can view the entire photo set at Slave4U, for those interested. We only have permission to post this one photo, so you must go elsewhere for the others. Thanks for understanding.

UPDATE 1: LA County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has contacted the LA County Sheriff’s Department, to investigate Britney Spears’ now infamous driving with SP (aka Sean Preston) in her lap. Though Britney swears up and down it was because the paparazzi were chasing her, photo evidence suggests that this is unlikely as the window(s) were open and she is seen smiling or laughing.

X17, the photo agency responsible for the photos, told EXTRA: "These pictures were taken in a very peaceful context, in which photographers exhibited no aggressive behavior. We believe the pictures speak for themselves."

Source TMZ

Posted February 7, 7 AM EST:

On Monday, Britney Spears was photographed fleeing a Starbucks after paparazzi got aggressive with her while she was waiting for her bodyguard to come back with drinks. Britney had taken Sean Preston out of his carseat to play with him while waiting, when paparazzi came up to the window and became a nuisance. As soon as her bodyguard got back into the car, Britney drove away and got onto the highway with Sean sitting on her lap.

She released the following statement to People this morning:

"Today I had a horrifying, frightful encounter with the paparazzi while I was with my baby. 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, but the paparazzi continued to stalk us, and took photos of us which were sold to the media. I love my child and would do anything to protect him."

Source: People , US Weekly, and x17.
Thanks to Deanna for the TMZ link.