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Cops: Lawrence Taylor Wasn't Blitzed

11/9/2009 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

lawernece tayorLawrence Taylor has a storied history of substance abuse, but Miami cops tell TMZ the NFL legend looked completely sober when he was arrested late last night.

Cops say despite his bloodshot eyes in the mugshot, Taylor -- who's been arrested twice on drug-related charges in the past -- was so coherent when he was arrested for hit-and-run last night , that officers didn't feel the need to perform a sobriety test.

As TMZ first reported, Taylor was busted after cops say he left the scene of a car accident. Cops believe Taylor hit another car and then a guard rail ... and then drove away from the scene.

We're told no one was injured.

Cops tell us when they found Taylor, he was standing outside of his car -- which was missing a front tire. The tire was found at the scene of the crash .. which means Taylor may have driven several miles on just the axle.

We're told Taylor was very cooperative when he was arrested -- he was eventually released on $500 bond.

UPDATE: We've learned Taylor was driving a white Cadillac Escalade and the vehicle he hit was a 1984 Ford van. Cops also tell us Taylor was arrested two miles from the crash scene ... where his front right tire was knocked off his car.

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Jomica Man    

If this police department did not at least take a blood/urine sample at the station, they might have overlooked the strong possibility of drugs/booze in his system. I suspect something caused this odd behavior to not only be involved in the crash, but to travel a few miles on three wheels. The distance traveled to either discard something or try and snap out of the haze and get ready for a possible police encounter. Something is just not right with this whole situation. I thing LT is back on his old stuff.

1807 days ago


Has anyone who posted here ever seen LT before?! He always has bloodshot eyes because he got hit on the football field so many times! Don't be so quick to judge people!

1807 days ago

the truth hurts huh    

TexansFan37 ----

It's not just because of his bloodshot eyes .... it's because of a HIT AND RUN OF A VEHICLE..... HITTING A GUARDRAIL ......and DRIVING 2 MILES WITHOUT ONE OF HIS TIRES !!!!

Expand your mind, buddy!

1807 days ago

Nancy "O"    

Bottom line: Lawrence Taylor is a scarey dude and the cops behaved like awe struck "girlie men". After dumping the dead "HO", and dumping his crack pipe, L.T. looked threatening. Don't expect a salaried/paid off cop who makes $200,000 per year to exceed his job expectations and go so far as to give Taylor a sobriety test. His tripod car looked perfectly normal! Pigs will be pigs!

1807 days ago

Paul Smith    


Correct your story copy.

You can't drive on an "axle." The axle is the bar that connects the driver side and passenger side wheels (which are tires and rims). If he lost a tire, he would have been driving on the rim.

1807 days ago


Two laws in America.FOOLS.

1807 days ago
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