Fox 5 news anchor Amanda Davis was arrested near Piedmont Park in Atlanta for driving under the influence early Sunday.
Police Sgt. Gregory Lyon said Davis was arrested around midnight after an accident on Piedmont Avenue near 14 Street. He said the scene of the crash suggested that Davis was driving northbound in a southbound lane when her green Fiat crashed into a black Toyota.
Sgt. Lyon said in a statement:
“Upon speaking with both drivers, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emanating from Ms. Davis’ person. He asked her if she had been drinking, to which she did respond in the affirmative.”
Davis refused to submit to a State Administered Chemical Test, as well as a field sobriety test, but a DUI officer found probable cause to arrest her for impaired driving.
Davis was also charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. Her license was confiscated and she was taken to jail.
The driver of the black Toyota was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, the largest hospital in the state of Georgia, after complaining of injuries.
Fox 5 vice president of news Mike McClain said in a statement to ABC affiliate and rival WSB, “We are aware of the situation and we are currently investigating.”
Davis was arrested for speeding, failure to maintain lane, and driving under the influence in December 1991.
Amanda Davis, an Emmy award winner, anchors WAGA’s 6 and 10 pm newscasts. She came to Fox 5 in 1986 from WSB, where she was a reporter and anchor. She also launched Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta in 1992 before becoming the main anchor in 1997.