Goldsboro, N.C. — Former Gov. Beverly Perdue pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser charge to dispose of a speeding ticket she received last month in Wayne County, according to court records.
A State Highway Patrol trooper stopped Perdue on May 22 and charged her with driving 70 mph in a 55-mph zone.
She pleaded guilty to having improper equipment and paid a $25 fine plus court costs, records show.
"She didn't get any preferential treatment," Wayne County District Attorney Branny Vickery said. "She received the same treatment that any other citizen with a clean driving record would get in Wayne County."