William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on Star Trek, recently admitted that he gets out of speeding tickets because of his role on the cult classic.
“I always agree with whatever they [the police] say and I always call them ‘Sir’,” Shatner told WENN. “Most of them like to have a chat about when I was on Star Trek.”
This seems to be the typical stereotype amongst outsiders. Celebrities and women get out of a ton of tickets compared to regular men.
Having been to cover the local Johnson County Court a couple times, it’s apparent that women getting out of arrests and tickets isn’t true.
I’ve seen a bunch of them.
But I haven’t seen any celebrities in Johnson County Court, so maybe Shatner is on to something?
Then again, the Iowa Football team seems to have a problem with Iowa City’s finest, so who knows?