Former CNN anchor Felicia Taylor is arrested after a hit-and-run in Florida in which she “smashed a Mercedes in the back of a 24-year-old man in a Ford before fleeing”.
- Felicia Taylor worked as a presenter for CNN International from 2006 to 2014
- On July 28, she was driving her Mercedes through Palm Beach when she tailed a Ford driven by a 24-year-old man
- Taylor drove away despite the man requiring treatment for neck, back and jaw injuries
- Stopped by police, she appeared confused as to where she had been before and gave conflicting answers
- She was arrested and released on $3,000 bail — she denies hit-and-run allegations
Former CNN anchor Felicia Taylor was arrested after a hit-and-run in Palm Beach.
Taylor, 57, was driving her white Mercedes through the posh Florida city on July 28 and allegedly crashed into a black Ford that was stopped in front of her in traffic.
Palm Beach Police said the 24-year-old man driving the Ford was injured in the accident and had pain in his neck, back and jaw.
“His vehicle was hit from behind by the white Mercedes,” the report said.
‘Caused the impact [him] hitting the steering wheel, leading to several lawsuits for injuries.
Taylor’s Mercedes was seen “fleeing the scene of the accident without providing assistance or stopping to provide information,” police said.
Felicia Taylor, 57, is seen in her mug shot after she was arrested for hit and run in Palm Beach on July 28
Taylor can be seen interviewing for CNN in 2011. She worked for the network from 2006 to 2014
The journalist, who worked for CNN International’s World Business Report in London from 2006 to 2014, drove past the scene of the crime several times in her damaged car and was then stopped by a police officer.
The officer said: “Taylor admitted to being involved in a traffic accident and the other driver was ‘okay.’
Taylor went on to say that she wanted to return to her home and that the accident was “not a big deal.”
She denied being drunk or taking any prescription drugs, and the officer added that he did not smell alcohol on her.
A bottle of wine was found in the car with a quarter missing, but the bottle was not within reach.
She told the police officer in the report, obtained by the New York Post, that she was arriving from the Colony Hotel.
When the officer said the hotel was closed, “Taylor had no answer.”
The officer said she appeared confused as to where she had been.
Taylor is seen at a Cartier launch in New York City in 2003
“Before the crash, Taylor said she was at a restaurant on Worth Avenue and then at a restaurant in Royal Poinciana Plaza. We couldn’t find a restaurant commemorating Taylor as a guest.’
Taylor can be seen in her 2015 mugshot as she was drunk driving after being arrested in the Hamptons
Taylor “also wanted the other driver’s injuries to be proven,” stating “the damage to her vehicle is her problem, it’s “hard to be a good person,” and she didn’t stop at the scene because she was.” didn’t know there was anything to worry about.’
Taylor was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where she was charged with driving and leaving the scene with injuries.
She was released on $3,000 bail and has pleaded not guilty.
Taylor was charged with aggravated DWI in 2015 after sidestepping a car in the Hamptons.
She was over the limit three times and was taken to Southampton hospital to recover.
Taylor did not comment on the July arrest.