Former New York Giants football star Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of DUI with injury or property damage stemming from a September crash near Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County court records show.
Taylor was placed on a year of probation, his driver’s license was suspended for nine months and he will be required to install an ignition interlock device on his car for six months.
Taylor, a Hall of Fame linebacker who played 13 seasons for the Giants, was arrested Sept. 2 after crashing his 2010 Bentley Convertible in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike. Florida Highway Patrol troopers alleged that he had crashed into two vehicles, including a trooper’s patrol car, while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Investigators said at the time that Taylor blew .082 and .084 on Breathalyzer tests conducted five hours after the crash. The legal limit for intoxication is .08.
According to the arrest report, Taylor was asked if he knew what county he was in, and he replied, “Broward.” It was unclear at the time of his arrest what Taylor, a Pembroke Pines resident, was doing in northern Palm Beach County.
In addition to probation, Taylor will have to pay nearly $1,500 in court costs and fines. He also will be required to perform community service.