CNN Anchor Caught Drinking Before Crashing in ‘Drag Race’

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was seen drinking before crashing during a "drag race" last month.

Cuomo, who has completed his quest for relevance by being the son of Mario Cuomo and brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was caught fleeing the scene after crashing his "old car" into an SUV during a drag race.

The New York Post reports:

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was boozing at his wife’s swanky magazine party in Southampton before he crashed his classic convertible into a parked SUV during a drag race, sources told The Post."They got him away from the scene fast," a source said. "Everybody heard it. It was a full-blown drag race."Cuomo, brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, had just left a party hosted by his wife, Cristina, for Beach magazine at Jue Lan Club on May 28 when he got behind the wheel of his 1969 Pontiac Firebird and pulled up alongside a friend’s 1967 Pontiac ­LeMans, sources said.Photos show a blond woman standing in front of the hot rods with her arms raised  high, as if signaling the start of a race."I saw that woman rolling around posing and modeling on the car, and then I realized there were two cars, and they pulled into the street," a witness said."We knew it was him. And then they peeled out and went to where the middle of the train station almost is, and right before that, he lost control, and ran into that Mercedes."

Cuomo is not the first CNN anchor to flee the scene of an accident.

Rick Sanchez, who was fired from CNN for making antisemitic comments in 2010, fled after running over a man in the 1990s while drinking.

Sanchez only faced DUI charges. The victim was left paralyzed and died 5 years later.

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