(Slay News) – A former CNN anchor, Felicia Taylor, was arrested in Florida for an alleged hit and run. Taylor was arrested in Palm Beach.
The anchor of CNN International’s “World Business Today“ was arrested after she allegedly hit another car with her white Mercedes, causing injury to the other driver, then fleeing the scene.
“His vehicle was struck from behind by the white Mercedes. The impact caused [him] to strike the steering wheel, causing multiple complaints of injuries,” the police report says.
The report notes that Taylor’s Mercedes was seen “fleeing the scene of the accident without rendering aid or stopping to provide information.”
She was pulled over by a police officer who claimed that “Taylor acknowledged being involved in a traffic crash and the other driver was ‘OK.’
“Taylor continued to state that she wanted to go back to her house and the accident was not a big deal.
The cop wasn’t buying her story and busted her telling a whopper. She told the officer she was traveling from The Colony Hotel and when confronted that the Colony Hotel was closed, Taylor didn’t have a response.”
The police officer said:
“Prior to the crash, Taylor stated she was at a restaurant on Worth Avenue and then stated she was at a restaurant in the Royal Poinciana Plaza.
“We were unable to locate a restaurant that recalls Taylor as a guest.”
From Page Six:
Taylor was arrested and taken to Palm Beach County Jail, where she was charged with careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.
She was released on $3,000 bail and has entered a not guilty plea.
Her Mercedes was hauled away by police, who found a bottle of white wine that was three quarters full, plus a silver thermos also three quarters full “of an unknown alcoholic beverage.”
Both the wine bottle and thermos were wedged behind the passenger seat “and out of the reach of the driver.”
Taylor, who was also the co-host of Retirement Living TV’s “Daily Cafe” until 2009 and worked for WNBC-TV from 1998 to 2006, was previously arrested in 2015 for drunk driving.
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