WAGA-TV Anchor Amanda Davis Charged With DUI

5:57 PM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA (WXIA) -- WAGA-TV Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis was arrested early Sunday near Piedmont Park on drunk-driving charges.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Gregory Lyon said Davis was arrested around midnight after a collision on Piedmont Avenue near 14th Street. He said the crash scene suggested Davis was driving northbound in a southbound lane when her green Fiat collided head-on with a black Toyota.

"Upon speaking with both drivers, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emanating from Ms. Davis' person," Sgt. Lyon said in a statement. "He asked her if she had been drinking, to which she did respond in the affirmative."

Lyon said Davis refused to submit to a field sobriety test and the State Administered Chemical Test, but a DUI officer found probable cause to arrest her for impaired driving.

In addition to DUI, Davis was also charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. Her license was confiscated and she was taken to jail, according to Lyon.

Davis was also arrested for driving under the influence, speeding and failing to maintain lane in December 1991.

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