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. horatiotorres1

    Uh oh she BROKE THE LAW and is now an ILLEGAL. We must therefore deport her back to Planet R.U. Serious.

    July 22, 2014 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  2. atheismisfree

    How stupid can she get ?? Its impossible to predict ....

    July 22, 2014 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  3. Thinker

    Was it really Sarah Palin or her look alike Tina Fay ?

    July 22, 2014 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  4. SUQdis

    >Palin jokes about speeding ticket:
    "Fastest ticket I ever saw! huh huh huh"

    actually, it's my joke and I am proud of it, hallelujah!

    July 22, 2014 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  5. Richard Neer

    Well, she probably had 75% of that last statement correct. That's a much higher % accuracy than most of what she says.

    July 23, 2014 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  6. kevin

    the stuffy liberals should have a good one with this. Lighten up you cranky old communists !!

    July 23, 2014 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  7. Scott

    Who cares?

    Breaking news on CNN, John McCain eats breakfast!

    July 23, 2014 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  8. Umpire Sam

    she needs to be impeached

    nice to see how serious she takes Police and pedestrian safety

    July 23, 2014 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  9. Douglas

    "Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla,"

    well, there is obviously at least ONE Democratic cop, in that Conservative Repub bastion of Wasila – LOL

    we all know, that no Repub cop, would have ever written her up for a speeding ticket. 🙂

    July 23, 2014 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  10. Perry

    Da, who the lame stream now?

    July 23, 2014 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  11. atroyfoster

    Give her a break....she's a woman...they all drive like that.

    July 23, 2014 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  12. Tennessee3501

    This is the beginning of her political comeback!. Male voters (especially Republicans) like "fast" women!

    July 23, 2014 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  13. Tim Cash

    And this is the most important news CNN can come up with on Sarah Palin? Come on!!!

    July 23, 2014 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  14. Martin

    Amazing!!!
    She knows how to drive.
    Does she have a driver's license?

    July 23, 2014 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  15. NanookoftheNorth

    Trust me...there is NOTHING in Wasilla to drive over the speed limit for 😉

    July 23, 2014 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  16. jed clampett

    The next thing you know she will ask the cop to drop her off at the bar after a DUI.

    July 23, 2014 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  17. Belseth

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

    Another conservative that doesn't think the rules apply to them.

    July 23, 2014 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  18. labman57

    Did she refudiate that she was speeding?

    Sarah Snidemeister once again displays a fundamental character flaw - the inability to accept responsibility for her own mistakes, failures, flaws, and shortcomings.

    July 23, 2014 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  19. Eagle

    If brains were dynamite, this idiot couldn't blow her nose

    July 23, 2014 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  20. Greg

    I see the Wasilla PD doesn't give her any favors.

    July 23, 2014 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  21. gustifer53

    From running her foul mouth to fast!!

    July 23, 2014 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  22. Canuck

    If Obama had done this she would be screaming that he should be impeached and all her Teahadis would be screeching in unison.

    July 23, 2014 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  23. southernwonder

    it is amazing the length the democrats go to harass sarah palin. some of them have joined the police force in alaska.

    July 23, 2014 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  24. dirkmudrock

    Wait! What? They gave Sarah Palin a drivers license?

    July 23, 2014 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  25. optimistica

    Stop covering anything about her – she is so unimportant, irrelevant and ridiculous

    July 23, 2014 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
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