Fox News host Jeanine Pirro went after Hillary Clinton throughout her “Justice with Judge Janine” present Sunday. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has the story.

In this Jan. 28, 2015 file picture, Jeanine Pirro attends the HBO Documentary Series premiere of “THE JINX: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” in New York. Pirro, host of the Fox News Channel present “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” was issued a dashing ticket for going 119 mph in a 65 mph zone.(Photo: Andy Kropa, Andy Kropa /Invision/AP)

It at all times appeared like Jeanine Pirro couldn’t get out of the light New York state city of Elmira quick sufficient. But on Sunday it appears she was in a rush to get there.

The former district legal professional, whose present “Justice with Judge Jeanine” is a staple of the Fox News channel, was ticketed by a state trooper Sunday for driving 119 mph within the Southern Tier city of Nichols.

Pirro, 66, was pulled over at 1:15 p.m. on Route 17, mentioned a spokeswoman for the state police. The pace restrict there’s 65 mph.

Nichols is about 25 miles from Elmira, the place Pirro grew up.

Pirro bought on the road when a reporter known as a relative’s dwelling in Elmira on Monday afternoon, however she hung up when requested in regards to the ticket.

Later, Fox News issued a press release on her behalf.

“I had been driving for hours to visit my ailing 89-year-old mom and didn’t realize how fast I was driving,” she said. “I believe in the rule of law and I will pay the consequences.”

Pirro has till Jan. eight to reply the ticket in individual or by mail. According to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, a conviction for driving 40 or extra miles over the pace restrict ends in 11 factors on a driver’s license. Eleven factors in an 18-month interval is grounds for a license suspension.

After a stint as a choose in Westchester County, simply north of New York City, the previous prosecutor turned district legal professional in 1994. She served three phrases, then opted to not run for a fourth in 2005 so she might problem Hillary Clinton within the race for U.S. Senate the next 12 months. 

That contest bought off to a shaky begin when Pirro misplaced a web page of her speech and stood silent in entrance of the microphones for greater than 30 seconds. She gave up the race months later, opting as an alternative to run for New York legal professional basic. She misplaced the election to now-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Earlier, her then-husband, Albert J. Pirro, was sentenced to 29 months in jail for tax evasion. During the 2000 trial, The New York Times reported, the couple’s luxurious automobile badortment was described for the jury. It included Bentleys, a number of Mercedes, a number of extra sport utility automobiles and a Ferrari 348 Spider that price greater than $120,000.

Pirro put her Westchester dwelling up on the market for just below $5 million in 2015. It continues to be in the marketplace, listed for $three.7 million.

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