Amanda Davis, an award winning co-anchor for Fox 5 News in Atlanta, was arrested over the weekend suspected of driving under the influence after she was involved in a wrong-way, head-on crash. The crash happened, according to an Atlanta Police Department report, on Piedmont Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Davis was arrested and charged with a DUI for reckless driving. Although the Davis refused to take a state-administered chemical tests or field sobriety tests, an officer present had enough evidence to arrest her.
The head-on collision caused substantial front-end damage to both vehicles and the driver of the other vehicle involved was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after complaining of injuries, police said.
Fox 5 vice president wrote in a statement that, “We are aware of the situation and we are currently investigating.”
The 55 year old reporter has won multiple Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; also, Best Newscast honors for anchoring Fox 5 News in 1999 and 2000.
The renowned anchor woman arrived to Fox 5 News in 1986 from WSB-TV, where she was a reporter and anchor. While at Fox 5 News, she has reported on a variety of issues and was an anchor of the noon news. She is also known for launching the highly-successful Good Day Atlanta in 1992 before finally taking over the main anchor chair in 1997.