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Longtime Atlanta news anchor charged with DUI after wrong way crash in Midtown

Fox 5 Emmy Award-winning journalist allegedly was driving her vehicle north in the southbound lanes of Piedmont Avenue early Sunday morning

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. The accident occurred near the intersection of Piedmont and 14th Street.

Neither driver was injured in the accident that resulted in significant damage to both cars. According to Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee, Davis admitted to consuming alcohol but refused to submit to the "Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and refused to submit to the State Administered Chemical Test/s."

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 and management issued a statement saying it was "currently investigating" the incident.

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.

Tannesha Sanders November 17, 2012 at 11:03 PM
What people need to do is focus on praying for Amanda Davis. We all make mistakes, no matter how bad the situation seem. God is the only judge u can count on. Pray all is well
Dwindy November 19, 2012 at 10:36 PM
is she in rehab now?
Dwindy November 19, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Now I'm the self made mack on a mountain on Mars Got the money green cut it with the high roll clause A Lincoln Continental and a Gran Marquis Rag top, drop down, rollin' on chrome D's bitch
Pippi November 28, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Anyone taking bets as to whether she'll actually end up in a DUI class? Trust me when I tell you she won't be there. Money talks...
Hunt Archbold November 28, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Davis has taken a leave of absence from the station "handling personal matters" according to the WAGA vice president of news. Her court date has been set for Jan. 9, 2013. http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20185834/fox-5s-amanda-davis

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