NJ Attorney General ticketed for speeding

August 4, 2008 11:38:00 AM PDT
New Jersey's top law enforcement officer will soon have a blemish on her driving record. Attorney General Anne Milgram was ticketed for speeding Friday.

Milgram was driving her 1994 Honda Accord on Route 1 South when she was clocked at 69 mph in a 50 mph zone. She was pulled over in North Brunswick.

Milgram said she plans to pay the $176 fine. She'll also receive four points against her license.

"I made a mistake and know what I did was wrong. I take responsibility for driving too fast," she said in a statement issued by her office.

Milgram was the first assistant attorney general when former Attorney General Zulima Farber was forced from office after six months on the job amid a ticket scandal involving Farber's boyfriend.

Farber, who resigned in August 2006, showed up at the scene after her longtime boyfriend was pulled over for failing to wear a seat belt and ticketed for having a suspended license and driving an improperly registered vehicle.

A special prosecutor found that Farber didn't commit a crime by going to the scene, but she was found to have violated ethics provisions barring state officials from accepting favors because of their position. Farber resigned the day the report was issued.

Farber herself had 12 speeding tickets, four bench warrants issued for her after she failed to show up for court appearances and three license suspensions.

The Attorney General's Office said this is Milgram's first speeding ticket. ----
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