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General Manager of Tampa ABC Affiliate Arrested

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William Carey GM of WFTS ABC affiliate in Tampa was arrested for hit and run that happened on Wednesday. He allegedly “slammed his Ford Explorer four times” into the back of another car without pulling over.

When the owner of the car Ok Yi chased after him, honking repeatedly, he pulled over handed her his license but when she told him she’ll call the police he reportedly started grabbing her arms to get it back. In the struggle Carey even tried to pull the woman out of her car window while she was still buckled up. When she freed herself she ran down Memorial Highway with Carey chasing after her then going back to her car and rummaging through it.

When the woman’s husband showed up Carey ran away. Police called and asked him to go to the local district and discuss what happened but Carey didn’t show up. He also didn’t open the door when cops visited his home so they impounded his car.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of auto burglary, battery and hit and run with property damage.

Carey turned himself in on Friday afternoon and was released from jail on $25,000 bail. He’s been placed on paid leave by the station.

The woman suffered bruises on her arms.

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  1. This is ridiculous… she doesnt speak english and has a cultural barrier… she probably misunderstood the situation which caused her excitement and overreaction and was most likely projected on to Bill Carey… As I see it… this is BS… he did nothing wrong… these people are trying to milk the situation knowing he’s a GM of ABC

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