- Jeanine Pirro is heading to court after being ticketed for excessive speeding
- She was clocked driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone
- The host said that she had visited her ‘ailing mother’ not realizing her speed
Jeanine Pirro was stopped by New York State police near Ithaca for going 119mph in a 65mph zone
Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro has been issued a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone in upstate New York.
The Daily News reports the former Westchester County district attorney was stopped by a trooper on Sunday afternoon in Tioga County.
A state police spokesman says he doesn’t know what type of car Pirro was driving or whether she had any passengers.
Pirro says in a statement through Fox News Channel she had been driving for hours to visit her ailing mother and didn’t realize how fast she was going. She says she will ‘pay the consequences.’
The ticket is returnable January 8. Pirro is host of the Fox News Channel show Justice with Judge Jeanine.
A conviction of more than 40 mph above the speed limit could result in 11 points on a person’s driver’s license.
When a driver reaches 11 points their license will be suspended. As a driver receives more points on their license, their insurance could also go up.
Pirro currently serves as host of the Fox News Channel show ‘Justice With Judge Jeanine.’
She recently interviewed President Trump and reportedly met with him at the White House.
She also served as Westchster County district attorney after serving three years as a county judge.