Hillary Clinton slapped with parking ticket

Former secretary of state ticketed while in London to receive award

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:30:23 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 16 2013 10:30:40 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton gets parking tickets, too. At least in London.

The former first lady and secretary of state was hit with a $127 ticket while in Britain's capital to collect an award for her diplomatic service last weekend.

Apparently, Clinton's security detail parked her limo near the event but failed to pay the required fee for the spot, Time magazine reported.

Secret Service agents are reported to have argued with police over the infraction, but to no avail.

A Westminster City Council cabinet member defended the ticketing marshal to The Daily Mail, explaining that Clinton's car was parked for almost 45 minutes without paying the approximately $5 per hour fee.

"I'm sure she will understand that we have to be fair to everyone, regardless of their status on the world stage," he said.