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. sashabear72

    Not only is she a moron she has terrible taste in music

    July 22, 2014 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. joe b

    It's true. She's fast.

    July 22, 2014 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  3. Seattle Sue

    What lawless witch!

    July 22, 2014 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  4. Deej

    This is a fun one. If Obama had gotten that ticket she'd be screaming that he doesn't care if he kills conservative kids with his wild driving. You know it's true.

    July 22, 2014 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  5. jgtrupe

    Hey Caribou Barbie –

    You're not "Qualified" for anything, let alone driving (or public office).

    I guess the Sammy Hagar excuse if the current equivalent of "I can see Russia from my house!"....

    Thank GOD this air head never made it to the Vice Presidency....

    July 22, 2014 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  6. judith

    I'm sure Palin thinks she's above any law.

    July 22, 2014 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  7. Larry

    It figures! Like many Republicans, the laws are for everyone else!

    July 22, 2014 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Little Sarah is so funny. Of course, if it was a democrat who was ticketed, she would be up in arms about flaunting the rule of law, blah, blah, blah. What a joke.

    I'm a conservative-leaning independent and just want her to go away.

    July 22, 2014 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  9. jason

    what a dumb criminal

    July 22, 2014 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  10. cindy

    What is this national news?????? Just as pathetic as the Kardashians. On the same class level, for sure.

    July 22, 2014 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    this article was a waste of time

    July 22, 2014 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  12. beancounterz

    And who has the wilful disregard for the law? Maybe she should paddle over to her favorite country russia and get in bed with her favorite bully leader Vlad Putin.

    July 22, 2014 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  13. Nana Jeff

    Ouch that hurt..Sorry Tea Party

    July 22, 2014 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  14. sammy750

    This woman thinks she is beyond the law. She most likely doesn't even know what the laws are, since she does not read.

    July 22, 2014 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  15. Expat American

    Not to worry, John McCain will pick up the tab.

    July 22, 2014 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  16. thomas young

    This proves Sarah Palin is like one of us. She didn't have a chauffeur.

    July 22, 2014 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    You mean she knows how to drive. How the mighty one has fallen, no limo driver and no clout in her hometown,

    July 22, 2014 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  18. SA Steve

    This woman is such a loser. Always has been, always will be.

    If a member from her hated party received a speeding ticket, she'd be calling for impeachment. But when she gets one, she tries to joke it off. typical for criminals: it's the "that's different when it comes to me" attitude when caught breaking the law.

    why is she still in the news?

    July 22, 2014 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  19. Brandon Gordy

    Wow, breathtaking story!

    July 22, 2014 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. Dave in Ottawa

    Yeah, funny. Kind of like a fart in a spacesuit.

    July 22, 2014 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  21. Thomas

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

    If there was any justice in this country , a judge would sentence her to hard time for bad taste in music .

    July 22, 2014 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  22. Who Cares!

    Why is this news? Where's the wedding ring? Nice Tiffany key necklace..
    Where was the fire? Russia?

    July 22, 2014 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  23. Andrew

    Well there goes 30 seconds I'll never get back.

    July 22, 2014 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. Larry L

    She should get a ticket for running her mouth.

    July 22, 2014 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  25. juanalbion

    How come she can drive when she can't even get her brain in gear?

    July 22, 2014 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
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