Ex-NFL star Lawrence Taylor accused of DUI in Florida

Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor was arrested Friday night under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Authorities arrested Taylor in Palm Beach County after a crash on Florida's Turnpike. FHP spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said more details on the arrest will be released Saturday morning.

Taylor, 57, was driving south on the Turnpike from Beeline Highway around 5:20 p.m. when he switched lanes, hit a motor home and sideswiped a patrol vehicle, according to WPTV.

He was arrested and taken to Palm Beach County Jail.

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

He has had a history of legal troubles, including pleading guilty in 2011 to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute who turned out to be under the age of 18. He was sentenced to six years of probation.