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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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46.

Kee    

Leave these people alone. If you put all this energy into this, then maybe you should focus it on our Troops fighting for your FREEDOM to piss and moan!!!!

1770 days ago
47.

Lynn    

Don't these idiot "reporters" have anything better to look at? I mean, really, I'd rather find out how all those people in expensive cars got coupons from the mayor and city council for free turkeys that were meant for the less fortunate.

1770 days ago
48.

M Murphy    

Hey TMZ you make my day. Don't listen to these dead beats (probably Maria's staff anyway) watch them, photograph them and report them.

Your a breath of fresh air as far as I am concerned.

If these people don't care about it why are they reading about it and commenting about it. THEY CARE.

1770 days ago
49.

Maxx    

Isn't her full name Maria "Antoinette" Shriver? The two of them should pack their bags and go back to Massachusetts and see how a fourth string Kennedy and an over the hill action movie "has been" fare there.

1770 days ago
50.

rohrscheibcroh    

gee the media is at it again . i know the the kennideys are not pure but neithere is hassin he can say im not perfect an every one smile laff an never dare say nothing evil . but hey let your meater run out its a fedral offence. why not send obbama aunt back were she belongs an him as well . but thats ok at least the govanator is leagal

1770 days ago
51.

Mike    

There is a very good reason why the CHP was not penalized, like every other state agency, w/ a 15% furlough pay cut -- and this incident is just proof positive. It appears that CHP employees are due yet another fat salary/pension increase, while the rest of us continue to be punished for public service.

1770 days ago
52.

ELEANOR    

JESUS SHE IS GOD JUST LIKE THE GUVNER AND WE DO NOT TOUCH THEM. THEY ARE PERFECT. WHAT A FRIGGIN JOKE BOTH OF THEM. GAG ME WITH A SPOON

1770 days ago
53.

Joshua    

it's Government for the people and by the people and these two prima donna think they are entitled. Fire the cop also on this. At their Thanksgiving they won't be handing out food to the needy but be laughing at their Thanks Giving Dinner Table at what is being said on TMZ, probably saying F**k TMZ and the lowly people who have to pay for their parking tickets. I love it TmZ keep up the good work on these 2 law breakers!

1770 days ago
54.

Vicky    

Leave her alone. Shopping makes you hungry!

1770 days ago
55.

jason    

I get the fact you all are in LA, but what is the relevance of what the first lady of cali have to do with entertainment. If her husband wasn't in movies before would you report it? I haven't heard any issues with any other first family of any other state doing the same. If you do not live in Cali why honestly is this a story other than the fact it is Arnold and a spawn of a Kennedy?

1770 days ago
56.

Sharii    

EVERYONE in California should REFUSE to pay their PARKING TICKETS until this STOPS! ;0)

1770 days ago
57.

Sammie    

Who in the hell does she thinks she is.She is no better than anyone else and needs to be punished.I think that all things government is corrupt and therefre should be wipped out.She maybe getting special treatment cause she's a kennedy but that bitch wipes her ass the same as I do therefore she is no better.People gets some balls and put that bimbo in her place!

1766 days ago
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