Felicia Taylor, a former CNN anchor, has been apprehended in Palm Beach for an alleged hit-and-run.
Palm Beach Police said a retired anchor-correspondent who worked for CNN InternationalsWorld Business Today was arrested on July 28 after she reportedly hit another vehicle while driving her white Mercedes, causing injury to the other driver, and then leaving the scene. She denies the charges.
Taylor, 57, struck the rear bumper of a black Ford driven by a 24-year-old man, who was stopped in traffic ahead of her Mercedes, according to the incident report.
The white Mercedes struck his vehicle from behind, causing [him] to strike the steering wheel, causing numerous complaints of injuries, according to the report.
According to the study, Taylors Mercedes was seen fleeing the scene of the accident without rendering assistance or stopping to provide information.
Taylor, well-known on the social scene in New York City, Hamptons, and Palm Beach, was then seen twice driving past the scene of the collision in her automobile, which had sustained extensive front end damage without stopping, according to the report.
Taylor acknowledged being involved in a traffic accident and the other driver agreed.
Taylor continued to state that she wanted to return to her house... and that the accident was not a big deal.'
Taylor informed a police officer that she was leaving The Colony Hotel, and when confronted that the Colony Hotel was closed, she didn't respond.
She denied using prescription drugs or having consumed alcohol, and the cop stated that he did not smell alcohol on her.
The other driver was evaluated by EMTs at the scene and complained of jaw, head, neck, and back pain. Taylor was examined twice by EMTs and was found to be unhurt.
Taylor stated she was at a restaurant on Worth Avenue, but later stated she was at a restaurant in the Royal Poinciana Plaza. We were unable to locate a restaurant that recalls Taylor as a guest.
Taylor wanted the deaths of the other driver to be documented, and she believes the damage to her automobile is her problem, since she is unable to be a good person, and she did not stop at the accident scene because she did not know there was anything to be concerned about.
Taylor was apprehended and taken to the Palm Beach County jail, where she was charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. She was released on $3,000 bail and has entered a not guilty plea.
Police threw away a bottle of white wine that was three quarters full, as well as a silver thermos that was three quarters full of an unknown alcoholic beverage. Both the wine bottle and the thermos were locked under the passenger seat and out of the reach of the driver.
Taylor, who was also the co-host of Retirement Living TVs Daily Cafe until 2009 and worked for WNBC-TV from 1998 to 2006, was previously arrested in 2015 for drunk driving.
Police said she was busted with a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit after side-swiping another vehicle in the Hamptons.
According to police, Taylor was so drunk after the late-afternoon incident on September 4 on Main Street in Sag Harbor that she was taken to Southampton Hospital for a medical evaluation. She was charged with aggravated DWI.
Taylor did not respond to Page Six's requests for comment. Her lawyer David Roth was traveling and could not be reached immediately.