VIDEO: News Anchor Back On Air After Claiming She Was Arrested For Being Black

Farron Salley was arrested for driving under the influence in December of 2018.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – A Florida television anchorwoman who taunted police and made racist comments during her drunk driving arrest in December was welcomed back to work after the charges against her were dismissed (video below).

Bodycam footage captured the arrest of 28-year-old WPBF weekend news anchor Farron Salley, who took a two-month leave after her Dec. 15, 2018 arrest, the Daily Mail reported.

It was unclear whether Salley’s leave was of her own accord or if she was suspended by the news station.

Salley was pulled over on Alternate State Road A1A by Palm Beach Garden Police Officer Cameron Carver at approximately 10:20 p.m., after he spotted her driving without taillights, The Palm Beach Post reported.

After Officer Carver notified Salley that she appeared to be driving with only her daytime lights activated, she turned her nighttime lights on and began playing with her cell phone, bodycam footage showed.

“What’s wrong?” the officer asked her early in the stop.

“You,” she retorted. “I don’t feel like being pulled over right now.”

Salley complained about having been stopped while her passenger appeared to gather paperwork for the officer.

“How much have you had to drink tonight ma’am?” the officer asked her at one point.

Salley told him she’d had “one drink,” at which point Officer Carver that he detected a “pretty strong smell” coming from her breath.

“I don’t care what you have to say,” she replied, not looking up from her cell phone.

Officer Carver ultimately had Salley step out of her vehicle to perform field sobriety tests.

“The law doesn't work for people who look like me,” she said at one point. “But that’s okay.”

Salley also issued a warning to her fiancé while she was performing her field sobriety tests.

“Watch out – they may shoot you even though you’re not black!” she told her.

“K, that was a very racist comment,” Officer Carver noted.

“Yeah it was,” she retorted. “I have a Master’s degree! What do you have?”

Officer Carver later placed Salley into handcuffs, and calmly explained to her that her performance on her field sobriety tests indicated to him that she was “impaired,” the video showed.

“I’m a cocky son of a gun, but I passed all these tests,” she argued, noting that she worked down the street for a television station. “I’m a model citizen! You’re making a scene right now in front of an area where I’m on TV!”

After being placed in the back of the patrol car, the handcuffed anchorwoman managed to release herself from her seat belt and tried to walk out into the intersection, the Daily Mail reported.

Salley was returned to the patrol car, where she continued to cry and mumble during the trip to the jail.

“It’s ‘cause I’m black,” she said at one point. “This is so racial.”

According to the arrest report, Officer Carver noted that Salley’s eyes were bloodshot and her pupils were dilated. She also refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

She subsequently told jail staff that she has been diagnosed with “borderline personality disorder,” but was unable to recall the name of her medication, the Daily Mail reported.

Salley was released from jail on her own recognizance several hours later, according to The Palm Beach Post.

The Palm Beach County State Attorney ultimately dismissed the charge against her.

“Although there was probable cause to make an arrest, the evidence cannot prove all legally required elements,” prosecutors said in a memo on Feb. 8, according to the paper.

In February, Salley addressed her arrest on the WPBF website.

“I’d like to take a quick break from our news coverage to share something very personal with you,” the statement read, according to The Palm Beach Post. “This is my first day back to work since mid-December when I was arrested.”

“I’d like to make it clear that I am innocent of this,” the anchorwoman declared. “A fair investigation [led] to all charges against me being dropped. I thank the men and women working hard to protect us all on the road. I regret my behavior and not showing them the respect they deserve the night I was pulled over.”

Salley apologized to her employer, and thanked them for their “endless support,” but said nothing about the racial comments she made to police.

WPBF President and General Manager Caroline Taplett said that the news outlet is “pleased” that Salley “worked through the legal process,” and that they are “happy to have her back on the air,” The Palm Beach Post reported.

You can watch bodycam footage from Salley’s arrest in the video below:

https://youtu.be/mr65FQ24iEc

Comments (88)
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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Well I'm very sure she learned her lesson. 🙄🙄🙄🙄

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Mocha Queen. For god sakes lady get over yourself. You remind me of our former president. And thank God he is FORMER!!!!

GeeGirl
GeeGirl

Wow, talk about self-entitlement!!!!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Hmmm, I know another person who was arrested, and when the DA dropped the charges, he publicly told the media that he was innocent, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

I'm curious what legally required components were missing from the case, that resulted in this case being dismissed. I mean, it's not like the whole situation was recorded on video....

LunaMay
LunaMay

you were arrested for driving under the influence, not because you are black. smh what a self-entitled brat.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

She is under arrest for her behaviors . The color of her skin is just an entitled excuse which she thinks will get her out of trouble and far in life.

Hannibal
Hannibal

Yeah I hear you girl. They arrest people because they are white too. They are all called criminals.

alfyb
alfyb

Seems like the situation in Chicago

I hope he sues
I hope he sues

Meanwhile I'm willing to bet that was the first time she ever considered herself black lol

shooter
shooter

LOL...the chief dropped this because it's a no-win political hot potato...no other reason.

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

Why were the charges dropped? Unbelievable.

Cburns
Cburns

How the hell we're all charges dropped she is drunk

SheDevil
SheDevil

What a "model citizen"!

LEO0301
LEO0301

She's trashed! I wonder if she is friends with the state attorney or became friends after the arrest?

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I guess when you are a news anchor you only get arrested for being black, not because you are trashed and can hardly talk or take direction.

VicG
VicG

Just another POS...

Dixiedamit2
Dixiedamit2

Got her Master's in ?????? What a total Biach ! What is totally wrong is the broadcasting station she worked at allowing her to use her job and airtime to push her platform. Get some help lady before you kill someone....I feel very sorry for you.

OldVet
OldVet

States attorney lacks intestinal fortitude to do their job.

gfc1963
gfc1963

She shuold have went for the ghetto lottery - she might have won!

Fubar66
Fubar66

News flash: drunk people say stupid sh*t!

Stanracer
Stanracer

This entitled, racist bitch was clearly drunk and the charges should never have been dropped. She obviously believes that the laws don't apply to her. The states attorney is must be scared shitless of prosecuting a media person who is female and black.

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

Sue the police pension funds

militans Deo
militans Deo

Being drunk and ugly are arrestable offenses. Here's your sign...

All5xx
All5xx

Don't understand why the DA did not prosecute, did she loose her license for refusing the breath test.

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

It’s only a matter of time before this bitch gets in trouble again. I’d like to see the station with egg on their face.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

wow, a self entitled black person making it harder for other honest black people who are actually trying to move forward. Selfish.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Call or email to voice your opinion about Farron Salley .

WPBF News Palm Beach Gardens, FL Call (561) 624-6398 news@wpbf.com http://www.wpbf.com

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Did she refuse a portable Breathalyzer at the side of the highway, or did she refuse a "bench test?"

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Who does she know that the charges were dismissed? I would still be paying for this..and have no drivers license..it is all about the elite..as usual. Wonder if she n hillary know each other

Direwolf
Direwolf

As long as you continue to play the race card, you will get no respect from other races.

GregoryThomas
GregoryThomas

Was her driver's license suspended for failure to provide a breathalyzer test? That is supposed to be an automatic thing in her state.

tfort
tfort

Give her back pay - make the cop pay it!

Another cop arrests a drunk driver who was not drunk because he got his feelings hurt.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

It appears to me that she spent a great deal of her time trying to look white, but when push came to shove she knew just where she could get her hands on the Platinum race card. 🤔

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

One more Democrat, America HATING, RACE BAITING, Media Member gets a pass. If a conservative did this,,they would NEVER be on the air again.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

The Police Unions need to start SUEING people that make false accusations about the Police. All this Race Baiting BULLSPIT does is incite violence against the Police and cause the police to be less and less caring about the neighborhoods.

hoss377
hoss377

Nothing like having a strong court system

SWS
SWS

Cannot believe she got a free pass and kept her job when she was CLEARLY impaired.

TheRog
TheRog

Great having a liar reporting the news.

nadkram
nadkram

She's only sorry because it went viral and her image was marred. B***h!!

jimmer1
jimmer1

I just looked up more info on this story, the tv station was hoping it would be swept under the rug,(pulled some strings with the DA, i am sure) however as it became more known to the public the station let her go . LOL definitely has the same tone to it as Chicago.

Annies Mom
Annies Mom

Black privilege, works every time.

ajl1957
ajl1957

It is so sad that justice was denied, but people like this will usually repeat history let's hope that next time she will do time

Hannibal
Hannibal

She sure slurs her words a lot for someone who has a masters degree and works on television. Wouldn't you say? I'd like to know how the fuck she got out of that DUI.