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. NYVeteran

    Typical GOP conservative. Do as I say, not as I do.

    July 23, 2014 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  2. Bob

    I wonder what she would have said if Obama got a ticket?

    July 23, 2014 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  3. dl

    she's the type that scares me the most on the road – tailgating, speeding dizzy headed soccer mom texting while driving

    July 23, 2014 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  4. greenaxe

    These are really the things to keep her relavent? Nice going media blabbb.

    July 23, 2014 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  5. Anonymous

    Bet she fights it and slanders the officer.

    July 23, 2014 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  6. Sid

    whatever you think of her (& I don't think much) you may want to consider whether you're actually in a position to be tossing that particular stone before doing it...

    July 23, 2014 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  7. Beth

    Slow down, Sarah. Wherever you are driving, it can wait.

    July 23, 2014 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    She's back in Wasilla? What happened to that mansion that she had bought in Arizona? Her "Life of Riley" home?

    July 23, 2014 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  9. Rachel

    Liberals claim they want Sarah Palin to just go away but yet continue to obsess over her with news stories. Seems liberals just can't let go.

    July 23, 2014 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  10. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Yep. Blame it on Sammy.

    July 23, 2014 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  11. sjoyner59

    I hope the cop did not cut her a break on the miles over the limit

    July 23, 2014 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  12. HEYDUDE

    This makes news. CNN at its best!. JOKE.

    July 23, 2014 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  13. Mr. Dank Stuff

    I love this! Every time that Bimbo opens her mouth the GOP dies a little

    July 23, 2014 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  14. T.W.A

    CNN, If you all are so down on Sarah Palin , why is she on your news site everyday ? Talk about bashing, LZ needs to get a life!

    July 23, 2014 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  15. Tone

    She talk about the President's lawlessness but here she is breaking the law. What an hypocrit Like all right wingers she think that she is above the law.

    July 23, 2014 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  16. crindal3000

    Dems and GOP's both agree this is not news worthy

    July 23, 2014 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  17. Jnan Saha

    Its strange for Palin not toaccuse Democrats and Obama for conspiracy for this ticket

    July 23, 2014 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  18. Anonymous

    Oh dear Dog, she has a licences to drive.

    July 23, 2014 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  19. yoshimoto

    why is this a news item? is this how CNN is going to be more balanced with conservative news? if so, it's a joke just like her

    July 23, 2014 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  20. street smart

    I bet she tried to wink her way out of it the same way she tried to wink Amer into thinking she wasnt an airhe@d during the VP debate with Joe Biden

    July 23, 2014 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  21. luckytwo

    Her mouth was running faster than her car.

    July 23, 2014 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  22. Henry

    Really, CNN? This is a story? Why can't you just leave that train wreck of a human being ALONE!!!

    July 23, 2014 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  23. mike cowal

    Once again, Palin opens her mouth and proves what a total moron she is. She quit her job as governor to make money selling a book about her shallow life. It would be so much better if the media would ignore her rather than making fake news about her breaking the law. Sarah, please go away. Please go shoot more animals from planes or whatever you do. Please stop pretending that you have anything worthwhile to offer our country.

    July 23, 2014 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  24. David

    She should have taken her top off and got out of it.

    July 23, 2014 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  25. Bill D

    Can she see Sammy Hagar from her house?

    July 23, 2014 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
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