Florida TV News Anchor Arrested for Drunk Driving
On December 5, 2018 Florida morning news anchor Farron Salley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. This video presents the entirety of Salley’s traffic stop, field sobriety testing, and her testy exchanges with law enforcement. Remarkably, on February 8, 2019 Assistant State Attorney Ryan G. Myers filed a memo in State of Florida v. Farron La Trice Salley, stating that “Although there was probable cause to make an arrest, the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements of the crime alleged and is insufficient to support a criminal prosecution.” And with that, all charges against Salley were dropped. A copy of that filing as well as Salley’s breath testing refusal is included at the end of this video. During the pendency of Salley’s DUI case the WPBF anchor was suspended from her on-air duties, but when the charges against her were dropped Salley was quickly back in her former position. But the story doesn’t end there. In late-June 2019 a few minutes of footage from her stop were published, resulting in WPBF “reassessing the impact of the incident.” Shortly thereafter Salley resigned. Scott Jones was first to break the story of Salley’s arrest back in December 2018, and was first to publish a portion of this footage months before it became big news. Jones’ work can be found at www.ftvlive.com. And if anyone knows how to tell YouTube to exclude trailing punctuation from hyperlinks, I’m all ears. (See the preceding sentence.) ~~~ Follow us on Twitter @realworldpolice ~~~ Real World Police is a proud supporter of the Florida First Amendment Foundation, protecting and advancing the public’s constitutional right to open government. ~~~ Do you have independently verifiable inside information on a story we are or should be covering? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your identity will not be revealed without your consent. Because we receive many tips daily we cannot respond individually to every submission. If we need more information from you someone will be in touch. Please remember: we don’t publish footage that has already been published elsewhere unless we have significant new footage and information to add. We are not staffed to handle requests. Please don’t send links to news articles. ~~~ Want to help make Real World Police happen and get rewarded for it? Become a supporter on Patreon today! Supporters get access to: -Exclusive full-length Real World Police videos -The Roadcam series -Supporting documentation: police reports, court records, and other investigatory material -Material from cases not shown on the main channel, like the arrest of Chris Hansen and the detention of T-Pain by the TSA -Early access to some videos -And more! https://patreon.com/realworldpolice Rather not? That works too. There are more than 500 free videos to enjoy!