TMZ: Palin Explains Speeding Ticket: ‘I Wasn’t Speeding, I Was Qualifying’


Gossip website TMZ reported on Tuesday that former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was ticketed for speeding in Alaska last week.

She was going 63 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone in her Toyota Tundra, according to TMZ, and will pay a $154 fine.

Her explanation to the site was simple. She said she was listening to Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55” song at the time.

“I wasn’t speeding,” she told TMZ. “I was qualifying.”