119 in 65: Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro ticketed for speeding, says she’ll “pay the consequences”

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Jeanine Piro attends 'The Jinx' New York Premiere at Time Warner Center on January 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

NEW YORK  — Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro has been issued a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph (192 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone in upstate New York.

The Daily News reports the former Westchester County district attorney was stopped by a trooper on Sunday afternoon in Tioga County. A state police spokesman says he doesn’t know what type of car Pirro was driving or whether she had any passengers.

Pirro says in a statement through Fox News Channel she had been driving for hours to visit her ailing mother and didn’t realize how fast she was going. She says she will “pay the consequences.”

The ticket is returnable Jan. 8.

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