PALM BEACH, FL – Former CNN anchor Felicia Taylor was arrested on July 28 after leaving the scene of a hit and run accident that left the driver of the other vehicle with multiple injuries.
The retired anchor/ correspondent Taylor, 57, who worked for CNN’s International’s “World Business Today”, allegedly rear ended a black Ford driven by a 24 year old male while driving her white Mercedes in Palm Beach County, Florida.
According to the PageSix press release:
“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 press release also stated:
However, following the impact, Taylor’s Mercedes was seen “fleeing the scene of the accident without rendering aid or stopping to provide information,” the report adds.
Taylor, a socialite regularly seen in New York, the Hamptons and the Florida social scene, denied any wrongdoing. In fact, she appeared adamant that nothing was wrong and there was no need to stop after the accident.
Is this another case of a celebrity feeling invincible and above the law?
Sounds like it.
According to the police officer’s report of the incident:
“Taylor acknowledged being involved in a traffic crash and the other driver was ‘OK.’ The report continued, Taylor continued to state that she wanted to go back to her house . . . and the accident was ‘not a big deal.’”
Taylor’s Mercedes was seen twice leaving the scene of the accident and according to the police report, ‘sustained heavy front-end damage.’
She was eventually treated by EMT’s and found to be unhurt. The other driver, however, was treated also but complained of jaw, head, back, and neck pain.
When questioned by the police office as to her previous whereabouts, Taylor stated that she was returning from the Colony Hotel. The officer replied to her that there was no ‘Colony Hotel’- Taylor had no response.
According to the PageSix article:
“The police officer added, ‘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.’”
With someone as ‘famous’ as she acts, the restaurants should have easily remembered her.
The article continued:
“Taylor also ‘wanted the injuries of the other driver to be substantiated’ and stated ‘the damage to her vehicle is her problem, its ‘hard to be a good person’ and she didn’t stop at the accident scene because she didn’t know there was anything to be concerned with,’ the report also states.”
She was taken into custody and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. She was released after posting a $3000 bail and has entered a not guilty plea.
After her Mercedes was towed away from the scene, authorities found a partially empty bottle of white wine, and an unmarked container of ‘an unknown alcoholic beverage’ behind the passenger seat.
This was not her first run in with the law while driving.
She was arrested in 2015 for DWI after hitting another vehicle and later found with a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit. She was charged with aggravated DWI.
According to PageSix:
“Taylor was reportedly so drunk after the late-afternoon accident on Sept. 4 on Main Street in Sag Harbor that she was taken to Southampton Hospital ‘for medical evaluation,’ according to police.”
Her lawyer, Edward Burke Jr. told the New York Post in 2015:
“My client could not have fully cooperated with the authorities in the respectable manner that she did if she were under such influence.”
The second arrest tells us that Taylor has not learned anything. Like other television personalities such as Paris Hilton and Khloe Kardashian, they feel they can get behind the wheel under the influence without consequence.
With retired CNN anchor/ correspondent Felicia Taylor dealing with her second arrest, she should pay a much heavier toll.
A toll that will have people saying, “Bye, Felicia!”
Politicians love attention.
Paul Pelosi arrested on DUI charges, released on $5K bail, yet his wife House Speaker, says “no one is above the law”
NAPA, CA- According to reports, police records indicate that on Sunday, May 29th, Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Northern California.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was involved in a car accident before he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday night, authorities said. https://t.co/1zuwIrp79p via @HuffPost
— Gina Lawriw (@GinaLawriw) May 31, 2022
According to an online sheriff’s booking report, Paul Pelosi was taking into custody in Napa County, just north of San Francisco. Records show that he could face charges including DUI and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher.
His bail was set at $5,000 for both misdemeanors. According to a report from KCRA, Paul Pelosi was driving a 2021 Porsche into an intersection near the town of Yountville and was hit by a 2014 Jeep.
In a statement, the California Highway Patrol said that no injuries were reported and the 48-year-old driver of the Jeep was not arrested. Drew Hammill, spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi, said:
“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast.”
The House Speaker was in Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday, where she delivered the commencement address at Brown University. Paul and Nancy have been married since 1963.
— DesertReporter (@DesertReporter) May 31, 2022
According to a report from Newsweek, an attorney for Paul Pelosi, has gone on record stating that his client’s arrest on DUI contains incorrect information about the timeline of events and an alleged prior driving offense.
The unnamed attorney issued the statement on May 30th to Fox News and while the statement challenged previously reported details regarding Paul’s arrest, it did not appear to dispute the arrest or the charges. The statement read:
“Mr. Pelosi was fully cooperative with California Highway Patrol officers who arrived a few minutes later. A prior driving offense erroneously attributed to Mr. Pelosi is untrue and likely refers to another person with the same name.”
That part of the attorney’s statement seemed to contradict NBC Bay Area’s earlier reporting that Paul Pelosi was arrested on a similar charge four years ago.
The attorney said in the statement that Paul Pelosi was attending a dinner party at the home of friends near Oakville, a community in Napa Valley and that he left at 10:15 p.m. to drive home alone, which was only a short distance away. The statement read:
“The incident happened a few minutes later.”
As of this writing, it is still not clear if police have determined that Paul Pelosi was responsible for the crash. Paul Pelosi owns Financial Leasing Services, a Northern California-based real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm.
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) May 31, 2022
Back in February of 2021, Nancy Pelosi put out a press release titled, “No One Is Above The Law,” where she carried on for several paragraphs about the impeachment of Donald Trump. She wrote:
“No one is above the law and the former President must be tried and convicted by the Senate to ensure that no further president ever thinks they can do the same thing and get away with it.
A president must be held accountable from their first day in office until their last day in office. If a president knows he can violate the Constitution at the end of their term and get away with it, it is an invitation to dangerous abuses of power.”
The question now becomes, does the House Speaker believe her husband is above the law? Or will he face the consequences of his actions for breaking the law.
Another politician ‘above the law’.
‘You are going to regret doing this’: Top city official arrested for DUI, threatens officers with arrest
NEW ORLEANS, LA – A senior official with the City of New Orleans was arrested for DUI along with other charges on December 17th.
Officers allege that the suspect threatened them with arrest if he was not released from jail.
As a former exec of the short term rental company contributing to our housing crisis, Peter Bowen should never have been given a role in the @mayorcantrell admin. Now he's been arrested for a DWI and threatened an officer. He must be fired. https://t.co/ak7pnXTdYr
— Daniel José Older (@djolder) December 30, 2021
The New Orleans Police Department reported that they had arrested the Director of New Orleans Office of Business and External Services, Peter Bowen, for allegedly drunken driving on December 17th.
Bowen was also charged with reckless driving, driving on a roadway laned for traffic and no proof of car insurance.
While any type leader being arrested for any crime makes news, it is especially notable when that leader, Bowen, reportedly conducts themselves in the least professional manner possible during that arrest.
Reports from the New Orleans Police Department allege that Bowen was verbally abusive, uncooperative, and threatening during the investigation.
The New Orleans Police Department responded to a vehicle crash near the intersection of Dumaine and Chartres Streets.
When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a truck had struck three different cars and support posts for holding up a balcony on a French Quarter building.
"Peter Bowen is a piece of shit." Repeat. https://t.co/2i1CHpJ257
— Nola Trash Talk (@nolatrashtalk) December 29, 2021
When officers contacted those involved, they were allegedly informed the driver of the truck that caused the crash was Bowen. Officers contacted Bowen who allegedly was asleep behind the wheel of the truck.
Officers allege that when they were able to wake up Bowen, he began fumbling through the truck looking for some type of badge to show them. Bowen then alleged demanded the officers contact the New Orleans Police Superintendent, Shaun Ferguson.
Officers allege that Bowen went further and told officers:
“You are going to regret doing this.”
Officers attempted to get Bowen to comply, however, he instead allegedly told officers that he could bench press 400 pounds and would not be cooperating.
Left with no evidence to dispel their fear that Bowen’s faculties were impaired to the point that he could not safely operate a motor vehicle, he was placed under arrest.
New Orleans Police Officer Larry Adams reported that Bowen was unhappy with being arrested and even told the officer that the cop he would be arrested if he refused to allow him to go free. According to the report, Bowen said:
“[He] was close friends with Superintendent Ferguson and that Officer Adams would be put in jail if he was not released.”
Officer Adams noted that Bowen attempted to escape while in the backseat of the police vehicle by pulling on the handle (which is disabled in a cop car) several times. When the door would not open, Bowen allegedly pulled hard enough that the handle broke.
Bowen also became belligerent while being transported from the scene after his arrest by kicking and banging his head in the backseat. The officer noted:
“[Bowen] was kicking the passenger doors repeatedly as well as slamming his body and head into the divider between officer and prisoner.”
Bowen was transported to the Tchoupitoulas Street which is a New Orleans Police Department DUI testing office for processing. Bowen allegedly refused to be cooperative at the facility by refusing to sit when directed and began taunting officers.
In the cells, Bowen’s actions took a stranger turn when he allegedly threw himself on the ground while handcuffed, apparently to harm himself. The report claimed that Bowen’s actions were “much like a fish” out of water.
— NOLA Contendere (@lafcadiohearn2) December 29, 2021
New Orleans Democratic Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s communications director, Beau Tidwell, advised her administration is aware of Bowen’s arrest. Tidwell advised that Bowen has been suspended from his post without pay and released the following statement:
“The Mayor’s office is aware of the incident, which is under active and ongoing investigation by the NOPD. Mayor Cantrell expects full accountability in this matter.”