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Drunk Driver Hits J.Lo's Car, Flees Scene: Cops

Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini are OK
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 29, 2014 10:35 AM CDT
Drunk Driver Hits J.Lo's Car, Flees Scene: Cops
From left, Jenny McCarthy, Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez, and Chelsea Handler pose together at Elle's 15th annual Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles on Oct. 6, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Authorities say an SUV carrying Jennifer Lopez, her two kids, and Leah Remini was rear-ended Saturday night by a suspected drunk driver who then fled the scene. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Sgt. Philip Brooks says Remini was driving Lopez's SUV at about 8pm and stopped at a traffic light in Malibu when the vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. No one was injured. The drivers got out of their vehicles to assess the minor damage and were about to exchange information when the man got into his truck and drove off. Deputies stopped him a short distance away. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of drunk driving and hit-and-run. J.Lo posted a selfie on Instagram after the incident, writing, "Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!!" Click to see the picture. (Read more Jennifer Lopez stories.)

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