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Maria Shriver -- Sweet Street Justice!

11/25/2009 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Not to be outdone by hubby Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver broke two more road rules yesterday, but again she got off scot-free.

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The rebellious First Lady of California was walking out of Peet's Coffee in Santa Monica when a vigilant parking enforcement officer noticed her meter had expired. The officer pulled out his rusty, trusty "auto-cite" device to ticket the vehicle, when suddenly one of Maria's security dudes ran up to him, flashed something at the officer and did some fast talking.

In the end, the officer backed off without writing a ticket. Maria then got in her SUV, took off her glasses and began eating her muffin as the expired meter continued blinking.

Oh, and there's this .... she drove off without securing her seat belt.

A Santa Monica police official tells TMZ writing a parking ticket is "discretionary." He also said if Maria was on official business she'd be exempt from parking laws, provided she had a placard on the dash. We saw no placard and -- last we checked -- eating a muffin is not official business.

UPDATE: A Santa Monica police official now tells TMZ the parking enforcement officer was about to write the ticket when a man walked up to the officer and said he was a member of the CHP Dignitary Protection Unit. The CHP guy then said he understood the officer had a job to do but the dignitary would be gone in less than 5 minutes. At that point the parking enforcement officer backed off, but issued a warning.

As for Maria then getting in the SUV, eating a muffin and driving off without her seat belt, the parking official says his officer didn't see that.

We contacted the CHP -- they have no comment on the situation.

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31.

Matt    

Seriously who cares? Stop posting stupid traffic violation stories about Arnold & Maria Shriver. Everyone knows that people with political power get a pass when it comes to simple traffic laws.

How many people get away with speeding tickets because they have a P.B.A. card from a buddy they know who is a cop?

Give it a rest already, they aren't going to get ticketed for these minor violations, he's the Governor of the state. We don't care that he parked in the red, yellow, green, blue, whatever. We also don't care that Lamar Odom got a speeding ticket. Everyone speeds.

1703 days ago
32.

KM    

GOOD JOB TAKING THE PICTURES/POSTING/INVESTIGATING THESE STORIES.
KEEP UP W/THIS. DO NOT STOP. THE PEOPLE OF CA SHOULD BE E-MAILING, WRITING LETTERS, AND CALLING PUBLIC OFFICIALS, getting some answers as to why these 2 morons who are in the public eye constantly continue to SLAP THE FACE OF THE LAW ABIDING TAX PAYING CITIZENS OF CALIFORNIA.

1703 days ago
33.

PhillipP    

Her uncle murdered a woman with no repercussions so why is anyone surprised about this? The Kennedys are all BS. They think they are above the laws.

1703 days ago
34.

Trevor    

NAIL THE BITCH!!!

1703 days ago
35.

Leslie    

Seriously, enough already. As if these are the only two people in the state of California, much less the US, that break traffic laws. What next, celebrities jaywalking?!

1703 days ago
36.

cboh    

Its not who you know its who you blow. Maria must be an expert.

1703 days ago
37.

Amber    

So let me get this straight, some of you think that because she is the govenors wife she should get some perks, right?

So you don't think it's wrong that she has been continuously captured driving while talking on her cell phone when her husband the gobenator was the one who signed the law in California!!!

California is broke and students are having to quit college and families are losing their homes and people are losing their jobs! The least we could ask for as California's is a Govenor and first lady that obey the F!@#ing Laws!!

I have been stopped before for even holding my cell phone in my hand! Also been stopped for rolling through a parking lot while holding my seat belt in my hand as I was preparing to "Secure" it, so why the hell should these laws not be enforced with people of "Celebrity" status!!! They can afford the ticket!!!

I think that any police officer in the State that catches any of these acts should react the way that they would to a citizen that dosn't have 7 digits in their bank account! Where is this officer that will do the right thing?

1703 days ago
38.

nancy jo    

PLEASE PUT YOUR SEATBELT ON BEFORE STARTING THE CAR!!!

1703 days ago
39.

ME    

since when do you people think TMZ is real news anyway? They are celebrity gossip! I am not saying that havent broken news stories RELATED TO CELEBRITY and GOSSIP, but H1N1, kids dying and stuff? Come on! If you didnt want the dirt on celebrities, and celebrities turned politicians, dont come to the website and read it! As far and the governator and his dumb wife, any one of us had done what they do, we get tickets! We should start using the TMZ videos and photos in COURT as a defense. "The governer can do it, why can't I?" That fool works for us!

1703 days ago
40.

BigStroker    

Good for her. You idiots at TMZ act like you never break the law.
Just like the idiots commenting that she has balls.

1703 days ago
41.

NunYourBiz    

YOU KNOW HOW F*CKED WE WOULD ALL BE IF WE TRIED THIS!?!

1703 days ago
42.

Lisa-Centereach    

Just another "Kennedy" a$$hole, who thinks they do not have to abide by the law. God forbid she accidentally strikes a pedestrian. Is she going to try and pull a "Teddy" and leave the scene?

1703 days ago
43.

The Seer    

I am so sick of people saying that Mrs. Governator's behavior is a non issue.

This is the U.S. of A., and last time I checked "all men are created equal.." Not some, more than others are created equal. ALL.

Either Ms. Maria is the most arrogant, vapid and vile woman on the planet, or she's just plain bats-it crazy with her rebellious, churlish behavior.

She either needs a good kick in the ass, a kick up on her meds, or both. What an offensive woman.

1703 days ago
44.

Lovejac23    

Ok ya'll---which is more gross....Flair's azz crack or Maria about to lick that muffin? BTW....I'm in love with KOOKY. Happy Turkey Day everyone! :)

1703 days ago
45.

M Murphy    

What kills me is when she does some news special. Maybe her boss likes having a law breaker on their payroll.

1703 days ago
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