Wacky Fox News host and former TV judge Jeanine Pirro was pinched by the cops on Sunday for going 119 mph in a 65 mph zone in upstate New York. Drive fast cuz’ speed turns her on! Was she trying to escape the Empire’s tie fighters or the wrath of Khan?
The NY State Police told the NY Daily News that the former CW television judge was pulled over in a Cadillac at 1:15 PM in the town of Nichols and charged with speeding. In a statement via Fox News, Jeanine says that her mom was sick and she was (obviously) trying to get to her as quickly as possible.
In a statement released by Fox News, Pirro said she was racing to see her sick mother in Elmira.
“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.”
In an amusing twist, Judge Jeanine, 66, had gone on a rant on Fox News the day before about how the Clintons think they’re above the law. It’s true, you often see Bill and Hilary hurtling through space and time at 119 mph.
“I say law and order and truth and justice are the foundations of this Republican,” Pirro said. “I’m tired of the powerful and the Clintons being above the law — law each and every one of us must follow.”
Fortunately for life-enjoying motorists everywhere, the off-brand Judge Judy is in danger of losing her license. The DMV in New York states that “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 your license earns 11, that’s when they suspend it. She might be taking Lyft everywhere for awhile.
This is why, when you’re a judge and you know you’re going to be driving so fast the macadam turns to hot sludge under your tires, you prepare for this sort of incident. Wear your judge’s robe when you drive! And make sure your gavel is prominently displayed on the dashboard. Hell, have a stenographer and a bailiff in the backseat. Once the trooper realizes you’re an actual judge, he’ll probably let you off with a warning because you could hold him in contempt someday if he’s ever in your courtroom.