FOX 5 Anchor Amanda Davis Arrested on DUI Charges

Local television news Anchor Amanda Davis was arrested on DUI charges on Sunday. Davis, an anchor at WAGA in Atlanta, was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Piedmont Avenue near 14th Street in Midtown when she caused a wrong-way crash around 12:20 a.m.

The arresting officer found a black Toyota Corolla, driven by David Jarman, facing southbound, and a green Fiat, driven by Davis facing northbound according to Atlanta police spokesman Gregory Lyon. The scene suggested a head-on collision with Davis’ vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lane.

When the officer asked Davis if she had been drinking, she responded that she had. During the investigation, the officer determined he had reasonable cause to believe Davis was driving under the influence. She refused to take a field sobriety test and state-administered chemical tests, Lyon told the AJC. As a result Davis’ Georgia driver’s license was confiscated and sent to the state. She was taken to the Atlanta jail on DUI charges as well as failure to maintain lane and reckless driving.

Fox 5 vice president of news wrote in a statement, “We are aware of the situation, and we are currently investigating,” according to Channel 2 Action News. Davis has been at Fox 5 since 1986 and co-anchors the news at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The other driver was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital due to injuries. Davis bonded out of jail on Sunday morning.

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