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Former NC Gov. Beverly Perdue gets speeding ticket; pleads to lesser charge

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Bev Perdue

Bev Perdue

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Former Gov. Beverly Perdue has gotten a speeding ticket for allegedly driving 70 in a 55-mph zone.

WRAL-TV reported that Perdue pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser charge to dispose of the ticket she got May 22 in Wayne County.

Perdue pleaded guilty to having improper equipment and paid a $25 fine plus court costs, records show.

Wayne County District Attorney Branny Vickery said that Perdue did not get any preferential treatment.

“She received the same treatment that any other citizen with a clean driving record would get in Wayne County,” Vickery said.


  • FaithC

    Any other citizen would have had to pay the speeding fine. So if you get a speeding ticket in Wayne County and you have a clean driving record, insist on them doing the same for you. See what happens.

    • Sam

      I have done the same thing numerous times in Davidson and Forsyth counties. Anyone can plead improper equipment and pay the fine and court costs. I’m not a fan of the former governor, but she didn’t get any kind of special treatment in this case,

  • Baxter

    That is standard practice for drivers with clean records , check around . If you don’t like the idea that you can plead down to a lesser charge take it up with your local DA . And It’s not just in traffic court that this practice happens . This is where criminals learn that they can get away with a slap on the wrist .

  • John Smith

    Most people who drive an expensive car on the highway in NC drive about 80 in 55 zones and the highway patrol looks the other way while pulling the poor people. Cowards that they are I’ll give this trooper the medal.

  • Julio

    And this is news why? Is she the first or only one to ever get a speeding ticket? It looks like Fox8 is starting to taste the Kool-Aid!

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