News Nearby: Fox 5 News Anchor Charged With DUI

Amanda Davis allegedly was driving her vehicle north in the southbound lanes of Piedmont Avenue early Sunday morning causing a head on crash.

From Midtown Patch

FOX 5 News anchor Amanda Davis faces multiple charges including DUI following a wrong way, head-on crash early Sunday morning on Piedmont Avenue in Midtown.

According to an Atlanta police report, Davis allegedly was driving her vehicle north in the southbound lanes of Piedmont before hitting another car just before 12:30 a.m.

Neither driver was injured in the accident that resulted in significant damage to both cars. According to the report, Davis admitted to consuming alcohol but refused to take a breathalyzer test.

In a addition to DUI, Davis was charged with failure to maintain lane and reckless driving. FOX 5 reported the incident on its website late Sunday.

The Emmy Award-winning Davis has been at FOX 5 since 1986 and co-anchors for the station’s news at 6 p.m and 10 p.m.

This report first appeared in the Midtown Patch.

David Jenkins November 13, 2012 at 09:08 AM
barbara November 13, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Omg!! Second time amanda that is too many
barbara November 13, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Get a damn cab after drinking !!!!! you must not be insterested in having a career now
Lee-Lee November 15, 2012 at 02:24 PM
This is very embarrassing. Being a public icon,she should've known better. There are so many people struggling to get any type of job,and she jepordizes a good job by drinking and driving. Very embarrassing...
Ground Chuck November 16, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Public icon? Because she sits in a chair and reads to you? That is the problem with people in America nowadays. Television personality worship. As the song says, "it's the cult of personality." She screwed up. Doesn't make her DUI mistake any bigger than Joe Schmo driving through Brookhaven after a night in Buckhead.
Kent Poteete November 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I have watched Fox 5 News Since I was a Kid (Long Long Time Ago...LOL!!!), and Amanda Davis was Well Known in our home. I really do hate this happened to Amanda, and I would Have been less sympathetic if it was the first time and no one else were hurt. But....This is her second one, and she hit another person Head On, and was aware enough to know what she had done, and the fact that she was inebriated and refused to take an Officer Administer Field Sobriety Test and the refused to submit to a Blood Alcohol Test at the Jail. Celebrity Status gets A Lot of Attention in the Court Room, and I hope that the Judge Does Not use celebrity nepotism to rule the outcome of the case. This incident is probably Career Suicide for Amanda Davis with FOX 5 News, and this will follow her to every job in the news and entertainment industry for a long time ago. A persons first DUI can be forgiven in most cases, but a second is reckless, and celebrity status should not play a part. Amanda Has Money, and taking a Cab would have solved and not allowed this to happen...Good Luck Amanda, and Start Going To AA Meetings, because it is obvious that a serious issue has now arise and it can kill you in more ways then one. I will be praying for you and the victim that was hurt in the collision, and I think God that no one is dead because of your actions to drive drunk. Good Luck and God Bless.
Georgia Home Boy November 29, 2012 at 05:19 PM
" It Ain't No Fun When The Rabbit Gots The Gun ...." SMH....


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