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Lawrence Taylor arrested in Fla.

Former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 2003.

Former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 2003. Photo Credit: AP

MIAMI - Former football star Lawrence Taylor has been released on bond following his arrest in a Miami-area traffic accident.

According to Miami-Dade County jail records, Taylor was charged Sunday with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, a second-degree misdemeanor. He was released on $500 bond later that night. It was not immediately clear if Taylor has an attorney.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. James Durden says Taylor was involved in a hit-and-run crash Sunday in Hialeah.

Responding officers issued an alert for a "white vehicle missing the front right tire,'' said Durden.

Just off the next exit, Hialeah police spotted the white car off the road. Taylor was standing outside, talking on his cellphone, according to a report on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel web site.

"He said he had been involved in a crash,'' Durden said, adding Taylor said he thought he hit a guard rail and not another car.

"No injuries, significant damage to both vehicles,'' Durden said.

There were no injuries and troopers didn’t conduct a sobriety test.

Taylor is a former New York Giants linebacker. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1999. He also competed in ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” this year.


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