Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Clocked at 54mph Over Limit
En route to her mom on a Sunday afternoon
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2017 5:44 AM CST
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In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Jeanine Pirro attends the HBO Documentary Series premiere of "THE JINX: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" in New York.   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – The New York Times calls Jeanine Pirro of Fox News a "high-octane host"; it seems the adjective could apply to her driving, too. Pirro says she was driving to visit her "ailing 89-year-old mom" just after 1pm Sunday when she was pulled over in Nichols, NY, some 25 miles east of her hometown of Elmira. State police say she was driving 119mph; the speed limit was 65. I "didn’t realize how fast I was driving," she said in a statement. "I believe in the rule of law and I will pay the consequences."

As for what those consequences could be, Lohud cites the NY Department of Motor Vehicles point system, which states a conviction for driving 40 or more miles over the speed limit results in 11 points on a driver's license. Drivers who rack up 11 points within 18 months may lose their license. Pirro must answer her ticket in person or via mail by Jan. 8. A police source tells the New York Daily News the Justice with Judge Jeanine host was driving a Cadillac at the time. (This driver was going much faster.)

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