Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fox News Anchor Amanda Davis in Head-On Collision, Arrested for DUI

Amanda Davis, an award winning co-anchor for Fox 5 News in Atlanta, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after she figured in a head-on crash with another car along Piedmont Avenue.

According to investigators at the scene, Davis was found driving her green Fiat northbound in the southbound lane of Piedmont Avenue when she struck a black Toyota Corolla driven by David Jarman. The head-on collision caused substantial front-end damage to both vehicles. Jarman was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Sgt. Gregory Lyon of the Atlanta Police Department told the press that the responding officer reported he could smell, "a strong odor of alcohol coming from her person." He also noted Davis had "watery eyes [and] slurred speech" and that when he "asked her if she had been drinking, to which she did respond in the affirmative."

According to Lyon, Davis reportedly refused a Breathalyzer test and a field sobriety test, but the 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 at the scene and she was transported to jail. She has since been released.

Davis had also already been previously arrested for driving under the influence, speeding and failing to maintain lane in December 1991.