NFL legend Lawrence Taylor arrested on DUI after hitting patrol car

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Saturday, September 3, 2016
Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, pictured in September 2015, was arrested on a DUI charge on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.
Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, pictured in September 2015, was arrested on a DUI charge on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.
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PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol says ex-NFL player Lawrence Taylor has been arrested in Palm Beach County on a DUI charge, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky tells the newspaper that Taylor was arrested after a crash on Florida's Turnpike. Wysocky says more details will be released Saturday.

WPTV reports that Taylor, 57, was driving south on the turnpike from Beeline Highway about about 5:20 p.m. when he became involved in a crash. The TV station says that Taylor switched lanes and hit a motor home and sideswiped a patrol vehicle.

Taylor was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, WPTV reports.

Taylor, a retired linebacker, played 13 seasons with the New York Giants, helping the team win Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991.