Sarah Palin was caught speeding last Wednesday in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, according to TMZ.
"I wasn't speeding, I was qualifying,” Palin told TMZ.
She was driving 63 mph in a 45 mph zone in her Toyota Tundra pick-up truck, according to the report.
The former Alaska governor claimed Sammy Hager’s “I Can’t Drive 55” on the radio caused her to speed up.
Palin, who was nominated as the GOP 2008 vice presidential candidate, previously served as mayor of Wasilla.