Judge Jeanine Pirro caught driving 119 in a 65 mph zone

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Judge Jeanine Pirro Caught Driving Almost Double The Speed Limit In A 65 MPH Zone

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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro received a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone in upstate New York Sunday.

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The former Westchester County district attorney was stopped by a trooper on Sunday afternoon in Tioga County driving more than 50 mph over the speed limit, The Hill reported. A state police spokesman says he doesn't know what type of car Pirro was driving or whether she had any passengers.

Pirro said in a statement through Fox she was traveling to see her sick mother.

"I had been driving for hours to visit my ailing 89-year-old mom and didn't realize how fast I was driving," Pirro said.

“I believe in the rule of law, and I will pay the consequences.”

Pirro is host of the Fox News Channel show "Justice with Judge Jeanine."

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Under New York law, she could lose her license for driving more than 40 mph over the posted speed limit.

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