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Former Giant Great Lawrence Taylor Arrested Again:


Former New York Giants star Lawrence Taylor was arrested late Sunday for bailing from the scene of a traffic accident near Miami.

The Hialeah Police Department responded at 6:35 p.m. to a spun-out van that was blocking the Palmetto Expressway, said Lt. James Durden of the Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver said a white Cadillac Escalade bolted from the scene, so police started searching.

Taylor, 50, was found about two miles down the road at the next exit. He was talking on his cell phone while pulled over in a parking lot of a Pet Supermarket. His SUV was missing its right front tire, Durden said.

The ex-star linebacker – known as “LT” – said he thought he had hit a guard rail.

Investigators think Taylor was attempting to pass a 1984 Ford van, when the right front tire of his Escalade clipped the left rear tire of that vehicle. The impact sent the van spinning, but no one was injured, Durden said.

Jail records show Taylor was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Troopers arrested Taylor and took him to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County about two hours later. He was later sprung on $500 bond.

The speed limit on the eight-lane expressway is 55 mph, and there were no signs of excessive speeding.

“Our troopers interviewed the driver and one of the things they were looking for were signs of impairment. There were no signs. He was coherent, and cooperative in every way,” Durden said.

Taylor was with the Giants from 1981 to 1993, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. He also competed this year in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

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One Response to “Former Giant Great Lawrence Taylor Arrested Again:”

  1. Jeff says:

    This easily could have been avoided…if he was watching the Giants game. WTF LT?

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