Kate Gosselin Driven to Distraction
Kate Gosselin's pleaded guilty by mail and paid her August 9th speeding ticket fine of $174.00. In that offense she was charged by state police in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, with driving 88 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone.
Gosselin has a history of traffic violations.
On Oct. 30, 2009, she was cited for a similar incident in Adams County, PA in which she was reportedly doing 70 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. Her eight children were in the SUV at the time. She pleaded guilty and paid another fine.
On Feb. 26, 2010, after she was speeding at 73 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. That case was also settled with a fine of about $155.Kate was pulled over by state police based in Gettysburg
Then there's that blind item regarding a certain reality TV star's hit and run. Not only does the blind item describe Kate to a T, but locals wouldn't be at all surprised if it was true. Kate's driving has long been a point of local discussion. Several incidents of her unsafe driving are recounted in former US Magazine reporter and Berks County local Al Walentis's book The Secret World of Jon and Kate: The Stupidest Story in the History of the World and the People Who Covered It: Kate weaving in and out of traffic lanes at high speeds to outrun the paparazzi; Kate driving as fast as 95 MPH; and Kate driving at high speeds with her lights off at night to evade the paps. My book, Jon & Kate Plus Eight: “Reality” TV & the Selling of the Gosselins recounts similar stories of locals who have been subjected to her bad driving. In fact earlier this year a local friend of mine was almost run off the road after Kate drove up very fast behind her, tailgated her at a dangerously close distance, and then passed her in a no-passing zone.Continued on the next page