TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Attorney General Anne Milgram has become the latest New Jersey official to experience a bit of trouble recently on the road, cited Monday for speeding.
Milgram received her first speeding ticket Friday after having been pulled over driving 69 mph in a 50 mph zone on Route 1 South in North Brunswick.
Milgram was ticketed shortly before 10 a.m., and her office says she was driving on her own time in her own car -- a 1994 Honda Accord.
"I made a mistake and know what I did was wrong," said Milgram, appointed by Gov. Jon Corzine in June 2007 after then-Attorney General Stuart Rabner left for the state Supreme Court.
"I take responsibility for driving too fast."
Milgram plans to pay a fine of $176, and the violation would put four points on her license.
Rabner's predecessor, Zulima Farber, was a famously bad driver. She resigned in 2006 after her boyfriend was pulled over and she arrived on the scene in a state car with lights flashing.
Farber claims she was only there to help her boyfriend remove items from his car before it was impounded, but a special investigation ordered by Corzine determined that Farber violated the state's code of ethics.
The car was never impounded, and her boyfriend was allowed to drive home.
Before she was ever nominated by Corzine, Farber had racked up 12 speeding tickets and four bench warrants, and had her license suspended three times.
Corzine, himself, has been involved in some controversy on the road.
He was not wearing his seatbelt in a 2007 crash that seriously injured him. A state trooper had been driving 91 mph because Corzine was running late for a meeting of New Jersey mayors.
Corzine paid $46 for not wearing his seatbelt and spent 18 days at a hospital, some of which in critical condition.
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