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Fox News ‘Justice' Host Jeanine Pirro Clocked Going 119 MPH

She says she will "pay the consequences"

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was ticketed for driving nearly 120 mph in upstate New York, according to authorities. 

The "Justice with Judge Jeanine" host was pulled over after a state trooper clocked her going 119 mph in a 65 mph zone at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday, according to New York State Police spokesman Beau Duffy.

Authorities said Pirro was stopped in Nichols, a Tioga County county town near the Pennsylvania border.

It wasn't clear what kind of car Pirro was driving or whether she had any passengers.

Pirro said in a statement through Fox News 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 was a judge in Westchester County before being elected the county's first female district attorney in 1997. She has hosted "Justice with Judge Jeanine" since 2011. 

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