Popular Fox News Host Charged With 119 MPH Speeding Ticket

November 20, 2017Nov 20, 2017

Fox News host and TV judge Jeanine Pirro was seen heading to court after being stopped for speeding on Sunday in upstate New York.

Pirro serves as host of the Fox News Channel show "Justice With Judge Jeanine." In the past, she was the host of the weekday show on the CW called "Judge Jeanine Pirro," although that was canceled in 2011. Alongside Judge Andrew Napolitano, the libertarian-leaning judge who hosted "Freedom Watch" several years back, she is considered one of the great legal minds of the Fox News Channel. 

According to reports, police claim that the judge was driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone when she was stopped by a trooper at about 1:15 pm. She was driving in the Town of Nichols in Tioga County when she was pulled over.

“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. 

New York Daily News writes that according to the DMB Website, a conviction of going more than 40 mph above the speed limit could result in 11 points on a person's license. At this point, it is possible for a person to get their driver's license suspended. And on top of that, it is possible for their insurance rates to go up drastically. They will also be required to take a Driver Responsibility Assessment every three years.

Pirro served as Westchester 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. 

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