Fox News host Jeanine Pirro busted driving 119 miles per hour in upstate New York
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro (MSNBC)

Jeanine Pirro, one of President Donald Trump's favorite Fox News hosts, was charged with speeding this weekend when police clocked her driving at 119 miles per hour in upstate New York.


The New York Daily News reports that state police say they clocked Pirro driving "119 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone when she was stopped by a trooper at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the Town of Nichols in Tioga County."

Pirro acknowledged driving over 50 miles per hour above the speed limit, but she claimed she was driving so fast because she had to go visit her ailing mother.

"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 in a statement released through Fox News. "I believe in the rule of law and I will pay the consequences."

According to the New York Daily News, Pirro's speeding might be enough to get her license suspended, and she also might have to pay for a Driver Responsibility Assessment for the next three years.