Our Miami-Dade traffic attorneys have learned that police arrested former NY Giants player Lawrence Taylor last night for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident. The 50-year-old ex-football great was involved in a car accident on the Palmetto Expressway around 6:45pm.
The Florida Highway Patrol says responding officers issued an alert for a “white vehicle missing the front right tire.” They found Taylor and his vehicle just off the next exit on the Palmetto. Taylor claimed he knew he’d been in a crash but thought he hit a guardrail and not another vehicle.
Police booked the driver into jail at 9:57pm on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and later released him on $500 bond. Both vehicles sustained significant damage but there were no injuries reported.
Source: Ex-NFL great Lawrence Taylor charged with leaving Miami-Dade crash scene, South Florida Sun Sentinel, November 9, 2009
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime such as leaving the scene of an accident or hit and run, then please contact a Miami-Dade traffic lawyer to discuss your legal options.