The Fox News Channel’s celebrity judge Jeanine Pirro could find herself on the other side of the bench if she responds in person to a speeding ticket.
New York State Police said she was stopped by a trooper on Sunday afternoon for traveling 119 mph in northern New York, according to the New York Daily News.
The Daily News reported:
A State Police spokesman said the only charge Pirro was hit with was speeding.
He did not immediately know the type of vehicle she was in or whether there was [sic] passengers.
Her speeding ticket is returnable to Town of Nichols court either by mail or in person on Jan. 8.
“I had been driving for hours to visit my ailing 89-year-old mom and didn’t realize how fast I was driving. I believe in the rule of law and I will pay the consequences,” Pirro said in a statement released by the Fox News Channel.
A conviction of going more than 40 mph above the speed limit could result in 11 points on a person’s driver’s license, which could lead to a license suspension, the newspaper reported from the Department of Motor Vehicles website.
Drivers with such a record might also be required to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment for three years.
Pirro is the star of the “Justice with Judge Jeanine” show on the Fox News Channel.
Pirro has had a high-profile career outside of her television ventures.
She ran against Hillary Clinton in a U.S. Senate race but dropped out before the election and she also ran for state attorney general but lost to Andrew Cuomo, the current governor of New York.