A former anchor at CNN has discovered herself in some authorized bother…
In keeping with Palm Seaside Police, Felicia Taylor – who’s a retired anchor-correspondent who labored for CNN Worldwide’s World Enterprise At the moment – was arrested on July 28 after she allegedly hit one other automobile along with her Mercedes after which left the scene depsite the opposite driver being injured. An incident report obtained by Web page Six on Friday acknowledged that the 57-year-old crashed into the rear bumper of a black Ford whereas the 24-year-old driver was stopped in visitors. The report says:
“His automobile was struck from behind by the white Mercedes. The impression brought on [him] to strike the steering wheel, inflicting a number of complaints of accidents.”
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Following the accident, the report provides that her automobile, which had “sustained heavy entrance finish injury,” may very well be seen rapidly “fleeing the scene of the accident with out rendering assist or stopping to supply data.” She then was noticed driving previous the scene of the crash twice with out stopping earlier than finally being pulled over by a police officer. When talking with legislation enforcement, Taylor confessed to being in a automobile crash however insisted the state of affairs was not critical:
“Taylor acknowledged being concerned in a visitors crash and the opposite driver was ‘OK.’ Taylor continued to state that she needed to return to her home . . . and the accident was ‘not a giant deal.’”
She then instructed police she was simply touring from The Colony Resort. Nevertheless, when officers identified that the lodge “was closed,” the journalist “didn’t have a response.” Inneresting… Police then added:
“Previous to the crash, Taylor acknowledged she was at a restaurant on Price Avenue after which acknowledged she was at a restaurant within the Royal Poinciana Plaza. We had been unable to find a restaurant that remembers Taylor as a visitor.”
Taylor additionally denied being on pharmaceuticals or consuming any alcohol earlier than the accident, with a cop confirming that he didn’t scent any liquor on her on the time. Nevertheless, a bottle of white wine that was three-quarters full and a silver thermos additionally three-quarters full “of an unknown alcoholic beverage” had been discovered wedged behind the passenger seat “and out of the attain of the motive force.”
As for the opposite driver, he was handled on the scene by first responders after complaining of jaw, head, neck, and again ache. Per the incident report, Taylor instructed police she “needed the accidents of the opposite driver to be substantiated,” including:
“The injury to her automobile is her downside, its ‘arduous to be a superb particular person’ and he or she didn’t cease on the accident scene as a result of she didn’t know there was something to be involved with.”
It’s “‘arduous to be a superb particular person’”? Here’s a thought: she may have had the frequent decency not less than to cease and test whether or not or not the man was OK first! You understand, what one does after they’re concerned in a automobile accident, if attainable.
Police later took Taylor into custody on the Palm Seaside County Jail, the place she was charged with careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident involving accidents. She was launched on $3,000 bail and entered a not responsible plea.
This isn’t the primary time that Taylor has had a run in with the legislation. She prviously was arrested for aggravated DWI in 2015 after side-swiping one other automobile. On the time, police stated that she had a blood alcohol degree greater than thrice over the authorized restrict and was so drunk that she was taken in Southampton Hospital “for medical analysis.”
[Image via Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, CNN/YouTube]