Gisele Bundchen pulled over for speeding, gets verbal warning
Gisele Bundchen, the former Victoria Secret supermodel and wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, was pulled over for speeding on Saturday, September 17. She was given a verbal warning by a Massachusetts state trooper, reports the Associated Press.
State police spokesman David Procopio told the wire service that Bundchen was going about 70 mph in a 55 mph zone on state Route 6 in Barnstable when she was stopped. Two children were in the Cadillac SUV, properly fastened in car seats.
The trooper then reportedly reminded Bundchen that the speed limit on Route 6 is 55 mph, and let her go on her way.
The spokesperson claims Bundchen did not get any special treatment. The same trooper gave four other drivers verbal warnings that afternoon. He gave 20 others written citations, but those drivers committed other violations in addition to speeding.
Bundchen, said to be the highest-paid model in the world with estimated annual earnings of some $35 million.
Bundchen raised eyebrows last year when she told the UK edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine that mothers should be required by law to breastfeed their babies rather than use formula. She and Brady welcomed a son, Benjamin, in December 2009. The two married in February 2009.