Sarah Palin Blames Speeding Ticket on Sammy Hagar’s ‘I Can’t Drive 55’

By Brian Ives

She can’t even drive 45, apparently.

TMZ reported that one-time vice presidential candidate, former Governor of Alaska and current reality TV star Sarah Palin was pulled over last Wednesday, for reportedly going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.

Despite being the former mayor of the town — to paraphrase Hagar’s 1984 hit  — once she exceeded the speed limit, “a big black and white crushed her groove.” She was driving her Toyota Tundra.

On the ticket, Palin apparently said, “I wasn’t speeding, I was ‘qualifying,'” perhaps referencing auto racing, and added that, when she was pulled over, Sammy Hagar‘s “I Can’t Drive 55” was on the radio, which (of course) contributed to her heavy footed driving.

Hagar responded by tweeting at her, saying “Dear @SarahPalinUSA heard you were #GoingRogue on the gas pedal! I’ll cover your ticket if you promise to do better next time? #ICantDrive55” Palin’s 2009 memoirs was titled Going Rogue. 


Hagar’s request for her to “do better next time” is likely a reference to the song lyrics, wherein he claims to have been pulled over for going 125 mph in a 55 mph zone. He, of course, did not accomplish this in a Toyota Tundra — in the video, he’s driving a  Ferrari BB512i.

If you’re unfamiliar with the song, (1) we feel sorry for you but (2) don’t worry, it’s embedded above. Watch the video and see if you share the ex-Governor’s need for speed.

We can only hope that her outfit was even close to being as fabulous as Hagar’s was in the video.


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