Courting Trouble: Fox News Judge Jeanine Pirro Handed 119 MPH Speeding Ticket


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.