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. Roscoe Chait

    Maybe they should have put her in a choke hold. Anything to stop all her mindless yapping.

    July 22, 2014 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. Michael Krieger

    Must be Obama's fault

    July 22, 2014 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  3. kenmargo

    She has the nerve to call Obama a lawbreaker.

    July 22, 2014 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. capiers

    Who cares if she got a speeding ticket... this does not qualify as news.

    July 22, 2014 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  5. Jason

    Aren't public servants supposed to set a GOOD, law abiding example to their constituents or has she completely given up to that aspiration and now just wags her tongue and bats her eyes trolling for attention?

    July 22, 2014 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  6. MK

    Nice to joke about something so serious that could have killed some innocent bystander.

    July 22, 2014 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  7. nobikiniatoll

    High crimes and misdemeanors.

    July 22, 2014 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    love this late breaking news item

    July 22, 2014 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  9. duncarin

    Who cares? What's next? Ted Cruz and/or Rand Paul bat out a BM in the shape of IA/NH/SC. Who cares? No one. Stop sensationalizing Grade F personalities and Grade D but edible-hack for hires...

    July 22, 2014 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  10. RodSteele

    Wow. This is interesting news. Who cares about war brewing when a political figure that couldn't even finish a single term needs to stay in the news every week to earn a salary.

    July 22, 2014 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  11. Dave - Phx

    So criminal acts are ok, as long as you aren't hispanic. Got it Palin, thanks!

    July 22, 2014 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  12. rs

    News? Really CNN? Put it on the Entertainment page with the other media darlings.

    July 22, 2014 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Leni

    She correctly predicted that Putin would invade the Ukraine if Obama was elected.

    July 22, 2014 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  14. UncleS

    You know what. After i post this msg. I feel really bad about this post. At 80 year old i should not post such post. I'm sorry about this post.I did not mean it. God Bless America.

    July 22, 2014 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  15. UncleS

    God Bless America

    July 22, 2014 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  16. Pat in IL

    Dangerous behavior that puts self and others in danger, plus breaking a law is nothing to joke about. She should know better.

    July 22, 2014 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  17. GreggEsq

    Guess the lead in her head slipped down into her right foot.

    July 22, 2014 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Padric2

    Not really news worthy

    July 22, 2014 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  19. SilentBoy741

    "Sorry, Miz Palin. If you were goin' that fast LEAVIN' town, we could've overlooked it. But since you was headin' back INTO Wasilla, I gotta write you up."

    July 22, 2014 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  20. 1776usa2016

    Nobody cares.

    .

    July 22, 2014 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  21. The Republican Party Is Dead To Me

    Somehow she'll make out like a bandit. People like this dont pay tickets. We do. They don't.

    July 22, 2014 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  22. Jim

    This is not news.

    July 22, 2014 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  23. DanaRi

    Another law and order Republican who only thinks law and order applies to "them".

    July 22, 2014 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  24. Skarphace

    Qualifying? You aren't even qualified to be Mayor, honey.

    July 22, 2014 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  25. Kenneth Newman

    Hopefully, the town could contain her forever!!!!

    July 22, 2014 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
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