ALBANY, N.Y. – Fox News host and TV judge Jeanine Pirro is heading to court herself after being ticketed for excessive speeding Sunday in upstate New York.
State Police say Pirro was clocked driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone when she was stopped by a trooper at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the Town of Nichols in Tioga County.
A State Police spokesman said the only charge Pirro was hit with was speeding.
He did not immediately know the type of vehicle she was in or whether there was passengers.
Her speeding ticket is returnable to Town of Nichols court either by mail or in person on Jan. 8.
“I had been driving for hours to visit my ailing 89-year-old mom and didn’t realize how fast I was driving. I believe in the rule of law and I will pay the consequences,” Pirro said in a statement through Fox News Channel.
According to the DMV website, a conviction of going more than 40 mph above the speed limit could result in 11 points on a person’s driver’s license. When a driver reaches 11 points their license will be suspended. As a driver receives more points on their license, their insurance may go up drastically. They may also be required to pay a Driver Responsibility Assessment for three years.
Pirro currently serves as host of the Fox News Channel show “Justice With Judge Jeanine.” She recently interviewed President Trump and reportedly met with him at the White House.
Previously, she hosted a weekday show on the CW called “Judge Jeanine Pirro”, which was cancelled in 2011.
The Republican Pirro also once served as Westchster County district attorney after serving three years as a county judge.
She unsuccessfully ran for state attorney general in 2006 after dropping out of a U.S. Senate race against Hillary Clinton. She lost the attorney general’s race to Andrew Cuomo, who is now governor.
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