• ETC
  • Jul 24, 2014
Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn't enough to get her out of a speeding ticket.

"I wasn't speeding. I was qualifying," Palin allegedly told the celebrity gossip hounds at TMZ. She was nabbed going 63 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone while driving her Toyota Tundra in her hometown of Wasilla, AK on July 16. Palin, according to the website, amusingly blamed her lead foot on the Hagar track.

Palin was cited for driving 10 to 19 mph over the speed limit, which carries a $144 fine in addition to a $10 "police training" surcharge, according to The Detroit Free Press.


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      Car Guy
      • 4 Months Ago
      Trolling for clicks. Shameless Autoblog.
        Michael
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Car Guy
        #theAOLWay
        Humberto Yi
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Car Guy
        It's a slow day.... Why don't they talk about the fact the mustang was released months before the challenger, but the mustang still hasn't been reviewed... We're waiting!!!
        knightrider_6
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Car Guy
        can't wait to see Teabaggers blame Obama for this
          DawgByte
          • 4 Months Ago
          @knightrider_6
          I can't wait for Low Information Types to blame GM's ignition problem on George W. Bush.
          churchmotor
          • 4 Months Ago
          @knightrider_6
          Knightflight_6, while you CAN see Russia from Alaska, can you see all 57 states that Obama has visited?
          knightrider_6
          • 4 Months Ago
          @knightrider_6
          @ DawgByte I can see Russia from my truck
      Chris O.
      • 4 Months Ago
      I think the only thing that suprised me about this story, was that Palin drives a Toyota.
        Billy Farmer
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Chris O.
        I am shocked she knows where the gas pedal is !
        33Ww
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Chris O.
        Join the discussion...Toyota? That's un-American. Kick her out of the Teabag party.
        rpears
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Chris O.
        Why isn't she driving an American car?
        fulredy
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Chris O.
        Good taste in quality. Too bad the UAW build crap huh?
      bleexeo
      • 4 Months Ago
      Palin is a liar. Not to mention a quitter. The again, anyway with a functioning brain already knows that.
      VDuB
      • 4 Months Ago
      Palin driving a Toyota. Bahahahahaha.
      Michael
      • 4 Months Ago
      Palin drives a Toyota? And a Tundra at that?!?! Really? Ms. America-take-back-our-country drives a Japanese pickup?
        GR
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Michael
        The Tundra is designed in America, made in America, and isn't even sold in Japan. The only thing Japanese about it is its corporate origins. In fact, it's as American as a Ram truck is now.
          rmnlt
          • 4 Months Ago
          @GR
          And all the profiteers go to JAPAN bozo.
        Basil Exposition
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Michael
        Yea that is a little ironic...
        engr00
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Michael
        Built in San Antonio.
        ndec08
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Michael
        Probably just Palin being a d-bag because the F-series is built by union workers in Dearborn, even though it is the most American truck on the market.
        Larry Litmanen
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Michael
        Real Americans will never drive a Bailout Motors or a Fiat.
        luigi.tony
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Michael
        Let me guess, you would rather see her drive one of FIATs Ram trucks built in Mexico?
      Not Givin' Up
      • 4 Months Ago
      Remember a 70s Dutch band named Golden Earring - they did a song called "Radar Love."
      Bufford Buchanan
      • 4 Months Ago
      For someone so pro 'Murcia, she should be driving an F-150. Most American content in any vehicle. Plus, the V8 doesn't skip timing and grenade itself like the iForce engine does.
      Worx2749
      • 4 Months Ago
      Continued thanks to McCain for giving this dingbat the spotlight.
      pete
      • 4 Months Ago
      What is this "police training" surcharge? Now I have to pay extra for a trainee to write me a ticket?
      eye.surgeon
      • 4 Months Ago
      I can't wait for all the intelligent commentary on this story.
      Avinash Machado
      • 4 Months Ago
      Not exactly auto news.
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 4 Months Ago
      yes - the brand of her truck is the real story
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