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CNN’s Jack Cafferty Charged with DUI After Hitting Biker

Two drunks on CNN = Qualified Commentators?

CNN Anchor Admits Leaving Scene Of Accident (Oops!); Jack Cafferty Pleads Guilty
WNBC-TV New York ^ | 8.5.03

Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 2:50:31 PM by mhking

NEW YORK — CNN anchor Jack Cafferty will pay a $250 fine and perform 70 hours of community service after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Cafferty had been charged with the traffic infraction, along with misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, assault and harassment, after police said he knocked a man off a bike with his Cadillac on May 14.

A traffic officer and about five pedestrians ran after Cafferty’s car to stop him after the accident, but Cafferty drove through at least two red lights and around other vehicles without stopping, according to a police complaint.

Cafferty was dragging the man’s bike underneath his car, police said.

Cafferty later told police that he had seen a man on a bike who may have been a messenger weaving in and out of traffic as Cafferty drove south along Ninth Avenue around 10:25 a.m. When Cafferty looked in his mirror, he saw the man getting up off the ground but was unaware he had hit the bicyclist, the anchor told police.

The bicyclist, Billy Maldonado, told police he was slightly injured.

“This was never anything more than a traffic incident. It was resolved as a traffic infraction. Jack acted responsibly in this, as he always has,” said Cafferty’s attorney, Seth Rosenberg.

04/18/2009 - Posted by | CNN |

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