Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket
July 22nd, 2014
06:07 PM ET
7 years ago

Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

(CNN) - Slow down, Sarah, slow down.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla, where she once served as mayor, for going 10-19 mph over the speed limit. According to a court docket reviewed by CNN, she received a $154 ticket.

"I wasn't speeding, I was qualifying," Palin told TMZ.

She added that she was listening to Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55" on the radio when it happened. She plans on paying the fine.

A Palin aide had no further comment.


Filed under: Alaska • Sarah Palin
soundoff (280 Responses)
  1. jcoake

    Who care! Why does the media continuously post items about such irrelevant people like Sara Palin?

    July 22, 2014 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. Tampa Tim

    If she was in office, she could be impeached for violating the law. Thank God she is not in office though.

    July 22, 2014 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  3. tednugent'sdiapers

    Still giving this idiot attention? Must be a slow day for news.

    July 22, 2014 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. Hahaha

    The election proved she didn't qualify.

    July 22, 2014 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. BobInIrvineCA

    It's so deliciously ironic that the Law and Order crowd is proud when they violate the law.

    July 22, 2014 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  6. JJ

    Let's see. Tea Party favorite gets to pick and choose which laws she thinks are meant to be followed. But THOSE other people are supposed to follow all the laws ,and if they don't it just shows how the country is falling apart.

    July 22, 2014 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  7. JMoney

    Yes, I clicked on this article. Yes, I am ashamed of myself.

    July 22, 2014 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  8. Lac

    Was she acting 'lawless'.......???????

    July 22, 2014 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  9. kebcarerra

    Did they drug test her ? Did they give her a sobriety test ? Next time , please do .

    July 22, 2014 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  10. Mike

    Why is this even remotely a news item?

    July 22, 2014 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  11. husky60

    abstinence only, ya betcha

    July 22, 2014 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  12. bill griffith

    why is this idiot still newsworthy?

    July 22, 2014 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  13. Loathstheright

    Well, the cops thought it would be nice to overlook that she was drunk.

    July 22, 2014 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  14. HenryMason

    Even the folks at Wasala are tired of seeing Palin around.
    Otherwise that cop would have given her a break.

    July 22, 2014 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  15. strangerq@aol.com

    Impeach!

    Oh wait, she quit already. Nevermind.

    July 22, 2014 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  16. local sheriff

    Funny because if she was going one mile more over, (20 over the limit) they could have impounded the car and arrested her in California. They consider this exhibition of speed here.

    July 22, 2014 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  17. bmike

    Maybe she'll abide the law..must of been yapping about impeaching..not paying attention. lol

    July 22, 2014 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  18. jim

    Driving a Toyota Tundra wanting to be President of the United States of America. Please GO AWAY

    July 22, 2014 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  19. bdkirsch

    How is this news?

    July 22, 2014 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  20. GODZILLA1

    CNN, can you please give us a break on news about the Klondike Kardashian?

    July 22, 2014 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  21. Jimmy

    Sammy must be mortified.

    July 22, 2014 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  22. Virginia

    What, was she trying to get to Palmer in 5 minutes?

    July 22, 2014 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  23. cinemattla

    She really needs to lay off the pipe.

    July 22, 2014 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  24. theoldfool1950

    The richest woman in Wasilla, just kickin' out the jams.

    July 22, 2014 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  25. bill

    Slow news day?

    July 22, 2014 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
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