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Published January 24 2013

'American Pie’ singer McLean fined $400 for driving his too fast in school zone

ROCKLAND, Maine — “American Pie” singer Don McLean has been fined $400 for driving his Chrysler too fast through a Maine school zone and has paid the levy.

McLean contested the charge in September, saying school zone warning lights weren't flashing. Police said in Rockland District Court on Thursday they were flashing.

The Bangor Daily News reports police say McLean was driving 43 mph when the limit was 15.

A judge found McLean was speeding in the Rockport school zone but lowered what would be a $515 fine if uncontested to $400.

McLean immediately paid up.