Hillary Clinton is Not Immune to Parking Tickets

A traffic warden in London hits the former Secretary of State with a fine

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Olivia Harris / Reuters

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks after receiving the Chatham House prize at the banqueting hall in central London, October 11, 2013.

While at a ceremony in the British capital to collect an award for her diplomatic service last weekend, former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was slapped with a ticket after her security detail parked her limo near the event but failed to pay the required fee for the spot.

The transgression resulted in a fine that roughly equaled $125 dollars. Clinton’s Secret Service agents reportedly argued with the traffic official, but seemingly to no avail.

Clinton is not the first American diplomat to rankle British authorities with regards to traffic violations. Earlier this summer, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the U.S. Embassy had yet to pay 63,000 congestion fines; however, American officials say diplomatic immunity shields them from the charges.

[Washington Post]