A Las Vegas news anchor was arrested after being found naked and passed out in her car, police said.
Fox 5 Las Vegas morning weekday anchor and reporter Feven Kiflegiorgis was busted nude and asleep behind the wheel of her Audi at about 7:30 a.m. March 20, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Kiflegiorgis, known as Feven Kay, told cops she didn’t remember how she got to the location where she was found.
Officers also reported the smell of alcohol emanating from the reporter, but she declined to submit to blood testing, according to the report.
Kiflegiorgis was later charged with reckless driving with a disregard for the safety of a person or property in the incident. She was ordered on April 21 to pay a $1,000 fine and to attend driving school, the newspaper reported.
The East Africa native, who grew up in California, noted her weeks-long absence from the station last week, video shows.
“Many of you noticed I’ve been off air for a few weeks,” Kiflegiorgis told viewers. “To all of you who have reached out, a sincere thank you for your concern.”
Kiflegiorgis said the incident was a “private matter,” but wanted to provide some transparency.
“Last month, I was arrested by Metro for driving under the influence,” she said. “At the time of the arrest, I was inside of a parking vehicle in a Las Vegas neighborhood alone.”
The charge was later reduced to misdemeanor reckless driving, Kiflegiorgis said. “As I move forward, I want you to know I have learned from this and I will continue learning and I truly thank you for your support,” she said.
Kiflegiorgis started at Fox 5 in November 2018, according to her LinkedIn profile. She also previously worked at KTLA in Los Angeles as an assignment editor and as a news desk intern at TMZ in 2012, her profile shows.
Just three days before her arrest, the anchor shared a selfie on Instagram with her 15,000-plus followers while wearing a green floral print dress on St. Patrick’s Day. “Can’t pinch this baby,” Kiflegiorgis wrote alongside a shamrock emoji. Attempts to reach Kiflegiorgis early Thursday were unsuccessful. Source New York Post