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. Renee

    Glad my kids weren't on the road with her. She might think it's funny or a joke, but...

    July 23, 2014 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  2. Joe

    I guess that since I've had at least one speeding ticket during my life, I can't really criticize her for getting a ticket. However, she could have been more humble when commenting on her ticket.

    July 23, 2014 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  3. frsi

    Please – No more Palin articles. Please.

    July 23, 2014 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  4. cobra

    wow its not the presidents fault?

    July 23, 2014 03:20 am at 3:20 am |
  5. Jenny

    Public safety is a joke to her.

    July 23, 2014 03:32 am at 3:32 am |
  6. John Smith

    all together now..... I DON'T CARE!

    July 23, 2014 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  7. Brian in TX

    Oy! Vey!.....go away Sarah. Please I implore you just stay in Wasilla and out of the news. Please. You 15 minutes of fame has long been over.

    July 23, 2014 03:53 am at 3:53 am |
  8. Mike

    She doesn't need to joke. She is already a joke.

    July 23, 2014 04:09 am at 4:09 am |
  9. cribbooky

    Sarah is about getting there. ☺

    July 23, 2014 05:29 am at 5:29 am |
  10. kerrypenn49

    At least Palin does not think she is too good to drive herself.
    "The last time I actually drove a car myself was 1996," Clinton said "

    So Distillery Hillary was so poor, she couldn't afford a car OR she thinks she is above the degrading peasant like act of driving oneself to their destination. This woman is Just as full of herself as Tinkerbell Obama.

    July 23, 2014 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  11. Thatguy371

    Isn't it great when the rules apply to everyone else but you?

    July 23, 2014 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  12. Michael MN

    To bad they cannot give her a ticket for her speeding mindless mouth

    July 23, 2014 05:59 am at 5:59 am |
  13. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    They should WATERBOARD the FAILED teahage ex govenor and GOP teaparty STOOGE!!!!

    July 23, 2014 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  14. Anonymous

    What All Star Idiot, still can not belive you still report on her.

    July 23, 2014 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  15. Mara Tam

    She still has an aide? For what? Reading and writing? Thinking?

    July 23, 2014 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  16. nokoolaidcowboy

    She's...uh, really...something.

    July 23, 2014 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  17. Katie

    Why is this news???

    July 23, 2014 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  18. Epidi

    What a ditz! If Obama had done this she'd be screaming for impeachment lolz.

    July 23, 2014 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  19. foundstar

    Yeah..make jokes..If you had hit a kid on a bike...funny??? Should have checked your alcohol level...

    July 23, 2014 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  20. ibenlogical

    Please Sarah, go away.

    July 23, 2014 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  21. Jeff6187

    This is what's wrong with America. The self appointed moral authorities choose the laws THEY feel like breaking, break them substantially (10-20 MPS in Wasilla isn't the same as in LA or SF or MY) and blow it off like it's a big joke. "Oh well it was just THAT law!". She's such a l o s e r.

    July 23, 2014 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  22. george

    Really, this s a story on he home page of your website. What about the illegal immigration crisis, Benghazi, Ukraine, Israel,etc, etc, ec?

    July 23, 2014 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  23. hkirwin

    The left is obsessed with Palin.

    July 23, 2014 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  24. Quid Malmborg in Plano TX

    For once-just once- I'd like to see some headline with "Palin " in it to be about Michael Palin. This woman has been old news since she lost the election for McCain back in 2008. Drop already.

    July 23, 2014 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  25. @RI_Roger

    Last week I received a speeding ticket on Cape Cod.... CNN did not report this incident, I'm disappointed I didn't get national coverage.

    July 23, 2014 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
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