Britney Spears Driving with Her Baby Boy on Her Lap

Having incriminating pictures, The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is about to investigate the 24-year-old mother

Ooops, she did it again! The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are to investigate Britney Spears after pictures were taken of her driving through Malibu, California with her baby son on her lap. The incident occured on Monday, right in the middle of the day.

The 24-year-old mother claimed she took off without putting her son Sean Preston in his rear babyseat because she was suddenly hounded by paparazzi during a coffee break: "Today, I had a horrifying, frightful encounter with the paparazzi while I was with my baby... 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. I love my child and would do anything to protect him."

But the DCFS and California police officials are taking a very dim view of Spears' decision to drive off with her baby on her lap. It is illegal under California law to drive with a child as young as Sean Preston not restrained in a recognised baby seat, and Britney can expect a $270 fine at the very least.

Malibu Deputy Sheriff Mark Winn visited Spears at home yesterday afternoon, to set the wheels in motion for the DCFS investigation, but the officials are refusing to comment about the investigation.