What happened in Vegas, didn’t stay in Vegas.
A female news anchor in Las Vegas was busted by police after being spotted passed out in her car in the nude, according to officials.
Fox 5 Las Vegas morning weekday anchor and reporter Feven Kiflegiorgis was arrested after found naked and dozing off in her Audi around 7:30 a.m. on March 20, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Kiflegiorgis, who also goes by Feven Kay, said to the police that she didn’t recall how she arrived at the location in the condition she was found before reportedly stumbling out of her car. Cops also indicated the smell of alcohol coming from the reporter, but she refused to submit to a blood test, the report says.
Kiflegiorgis was booked and charged with reckless driving and a disregard for the safety of a person or property in the embarrassing mishap. On April 21, she was ordered by a judge to pay a $1,000 fine and is required to participate in driving school, according to the outlet.
After the bust Fox 5 took her off the air immediately. Kiflegiorgis, who was raised in California but is said to be originally from East Africa, addressed her weeks-long disappearance from her job at the news station last week, according to video footage.
“Many of you noticed I’ve been off air for a few weeks,” Kiflegiorgis informed her viewers. “To all of you who have reached out, a sincere thank you for your concern.”
Kiflegiorgis stated that the unpleasant ordeal was a “private matter” but wanted to offer her audience some clarity in order “to be transparent.”
“Last month, I was arrested by Metro for driving under the influence,” she stated. “At the time of the arrest, I was inside of a parked vehicle in a Las Vegas neighborhood alone.”
The initial charge was later pleaded down to misdemeanor reckless driving, according to Kiflegiorgis.
“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 emphasized.
Kiflegiorgis began her work at Fox 5 in November 2018, according to her LinkedIn profile. She also formerly held positions at KTLA in Los Angeles as an assignment editor and as a news desk intern for TMZ in 2012, according to her profile.
Her bio on the Fox 5 webpage states, “She is a passionate storyteller, dedicated to being a voice for the voiceless, and has covered many national stories including 1 October and the deadly California wildfires.”
“Outside of work Feven enjoys traveling, attending concerts, spending time with family and friends, and doing anything that involves laughing until her stomach hurts,” it goes on.
Only three days prior to her arrest the anchor posted a selfie on her Instagram account, where she has her over 15,000 followers, while dawning a green floral print dress on St. Patrick’s Day.
“Can’t pinch this baby,” Kiflegiorgis posted along with a shamrock emoji.
Many of her fans on social media offered support and well wishes. “So glad to hear your voice this morning and see that pretty smile again. Thought we’d lost another awesome news anchor to some other station somewhere. Welcome back!” one wrote.
Others weren’t as forgiving. “Haha stupid b*tch. You deserve it for always shooting your mouth off about blm. Looks like metro stopped you and you’re alive. Stick to just the news no one gives af about your views.”
As of Thursday, Kiflegiorgis had yet to make any additional statements on the incident.