Lights out

By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 25, 2009

"It was a hell of an expensive party, I tell you," said Taylor at the time. "The party never ended."

Eventually he went into rehab and got clean, did a great job in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, got into the Hall of Fame, and appeared to turn his life around.

Earlier this month, however, LT was arrested in Florida. Police say he was driving his Escalade and tried to change lanes — only instead he hit a van and drove it into a guardrail. No one was seriously hurt, but Taylor made the curious decision to keep driving, for which he was arrested.

Fortunately, when cops tracked him down shortly thereafter at a nearby parking lot, Taylor was sober. He was booked for leaving the scene of an accident and released on a $500 bond. He claimed he thought he just hit the guardrail, and had gone to the next exit only to avoid further mishap on the busy highway. Give him 19 points for the hit-and-run. Let's hope he's not slipping.

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