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Hudson Valley Resident, Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Clocked Driving 119 MPH

Harrison resident Jeanine Pirro
Harrison resident Jeanine Pirro Photo Credit: YouTube

Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro apparently has the need for speed.

State Police confirmed that Pirro was busted driving 119 mph at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in the Town of Nichols, which is in Tioga County upstate, near Owego and her hometown Elmira.

When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in Harrison, was driving in a 65 mph zone. She is due to answer the speeding charge - which was the only offense levied against her - no later than Jan. 8. According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, Pirro is facing 11 points on her license for driving more than 40 mph over the speed limit.

“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 in a statement released by Fox. "I believe in the rule of law and I will pay the consequences.”

Pirro is currently the host of “Justice With Judge Jeanine” on Fox News. She previously hosted the show “Judge Jeanine Pirro” on the CW, which was canceled six years ago. Pirro was the Westchester District Attorney from 1993 until 2005.

A Republican, she has made several unsuccessful runs for public office.

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