A TV host whose show is a staple of the Fox News Channel apparently has a bit of a lead foot. USA Today reports that Jeanine Pirro, who hosts “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” was ticketed Sunday in upstate New York after allegedly being clocked doing 119 in a 65 zone.
Pirro, a former district attorney, was pulled over in the town of Nichols, apparently on her way to Elmira, where she grew up.
“Pirro got on the line when a reporter called a relative’s home in Elmira on Monday afternoon, but she hung up when asked about the ticket,” the story reports.
Fox later issued a statement on her behalf, with Pirro saying: “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.”