We would have never guessed selling one’s soul to the devil doesn’t pay well enough to pay traffic tickets. Or maybe it’s just a power trip thing.
Star-struck cops have fixed tickets for big-time celebs, including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and former team owner George Steinbrenner, sources told the Daily News.
Cops also made tickets disappear for three current City Council members, sources told The News. Two ofthe elected officials are from the Bronx and the third is from Manhattan.
Cops even showed Brooklyn love, letting rap superstar Jay-Z’s driver off the hook for a speeding ticket, sources said.
Two sources familiar with the A-Rod speeding ticket said he was driving on the West Side Highway near W.57th St. in 2009. A highway cop issued the ticket, but an NYPD sergeant later squashed it, the sources said.
Yankees officials refused to comment last night. Rodriguez’s spokesman declined to talk about the allegations.
Revelations of special treatment for bigwigs emerged as Bronx prosecutors and the Internal Affairs Bureau conduct separate investigations into suspected ticket-fixing.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the allegations about A-Rod, Steinbrenner or Jay-Z’s driver were part of the ongoing probe.