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. Zayah V

    Yeah try to brush it off. Mean while ignore the fact that you could have killed my children by driving like a manic.

    July 22, 2014 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  2. David H. Thoreau

    I am surprised she didn't blame it on President Obama and cite it as another cause for impeachment.

    July 22, 2014 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    And this makes the news why?

    July 22, 2014 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  4. Kung Fu Kool

    Speeding is illegal. Deport Palin.
    (Palin logic)

    July 22, 2014 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  5. Jackson

    That's right, joke about breaking the law.

    She says she plans on paying the fine, but, as we all know, she'll quit halfway through, just like every other time in her life.

    July 22, 2014 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  6. smith1

    what an idiot .aren't we done with her yet?

    July 22, 2014 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  7. Steve

    Let's all laugh off breaking the law.

    July 22, 2014 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  8. AKwinelvr

    Obviously a very slow news day.

    July 22, 2014 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  9. gene

    Do not drag Sammy down with your stupidity

    July 22, 2014 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  10. benhoody

    How is this news, and why did I get sucked in to comment on this stupidity, pointless news put up for comments even, CNN is desperate.

    July 22, 2014 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  11. TellngitlilkeI see

    She could have hit a moose!

    July 22, 2014 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  12. db

    Ahhhahahaha, she's so funny.

    July 22, 2014 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Congratulations to the Law Enforcement Officer not afraid to do his or her job and give Sarah Palin a well deserved speeding ticket. Did she get points on her insurance too for a moving violation? That's what I would have received if I was dumb enough to break that law. I wonder if she will blame the Prez Obama for that one?

    July 22, 2014 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  14. bellenoitr

    Yeah, and I got my 1st speeding ticket over 10 years ago [and I'm 64] while I was listening to Tosca on the radio. Really! At least the ticket has some culture to it. I doubt Palin has ever listened to opera.

    July 22, 2014 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  15. ynotblue

    Of course, if Palin admittedly breaks the law she's joking about the situation, if she accuses Obama of breaking the law without substantiation or admission, he needs to be impeached. There's a name for this: double standard.

    July 22, 2014 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  16. Orso

    Oh, Sarah, Sarah, you don't know how to stop your car or your mouth.

    July 22, 2014 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  17. anthony78

    "But officer... By golly *wink wink*, Dont'cha know who I am, *wink wink*You betcha"

    or did she blame Obama for her speeding?

    July 22, 2014 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  18. santiagodraco

    So glad I got to read about this important piece of news. Thank you CNN for keeping me informed!

    July 22, 2014 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  19. Ben_Ghazi

    It was Obama's fault.

    July 22, 2014 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  20. Sara

    She jokes when she doesn't follow the law. If only they could impeach her (from the media).

    July 22, 2014 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  21. airjackie

    Just a Joke as she is the real Joke.

    July 22, 2014 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  22. Rick Patel

    Gorgeous Gov. Sarah Palin has a pleasant & piquant sense of humor.

    July 22, 2014 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    This is a story Why!

    July 22, 2014 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  24. Guest

    Really?? This is what passes off as journalism on CNN these days? Shame on you......

    July 22, 2014 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. hohotai

    Hey, what's the big deal about breaking a law or two, especially for an ex-chief executive. But ya know, impeach Obama!

    July 22, 2014 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
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