LeVar Burton — ‘Reading Rainbow’ Host Rear-Ended by a Cop Car

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LeVar Burton had a double whammy of a day with the cops today … literally — not only did he get pulled over for a moving violation, he got rear-ended by a cop car as he was pulling over!

Law enforcement sources tell our sources … the legendary “Reading Rainbow” host was spotted by cops failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in Van Nuys, CA … so they signaled him to pull over.

We”re told as Burton pulled to the side of the road, he stopped suddenly … causing the cop car to hit him from behind. Law enforcement sources tell us the damage was just to one corner of Burton”s car and it wasn”t too severe.

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The story gets better for two reasons — 1) Burton got out of the car and was actually wearing a “Reading Rainbow” shirt and 2) the cops didn”t give him the original ticket.

No harm, no foul.