Amanda Davis arrest for DUI on Monday, June 15, 2015 is not the first
Amanda Davis, former WAGA Fox 5 anchor has been out of the public’s eye since her November 2012 arrest and DUI. This morning, June 15, the highly touted journalist was arrested in Cobb County for another DUI. Davis was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to maintain lane, both misdemeanors. Her bond was set at $1,300.
In November 2012, Davis was involved in a two-car accident when she was driving the wrong way on Piedmont Avenue in Midtown Atlanta. She was allegedly driving her vehicle north in the southbound lanes. When police arrived on the scene, they smelled alcohol on her breath. The Emmy Award-winning anchor admitted to drinking alcohol but refused the breathalyzer. She was eventually found not guilty in Atlanta’s Municipal Court.
Davis retired in April 2013 after 26 years as anchor at FOX 5. A veteran journalist, Davis career started at FOX 5 in 1986. She co-anchored the station’s 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Clark Atlanta University (formerly Clark College) and has received numerous awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award and a Gabby, Georgia Association of Broadcasters Award.
Also, Davis is widely recognized in the community, mostly for her work in placing Georgia’s foster children in permanent homes via the Wednesday’s Child project.
She recently joined CBS46 as a contributor. Here is CBS46’s statement regarding the incident:
“For personal reasons, Amanda Davis has requested temporary leave from the ‘Just a Minute’ project. We at CBS46 respect her decision.”
Driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia can lead to a a one-year license suspension – even if you’ve never been to court or pronounced guilty. Unfortunately, a DUI conviction remains on your criminal record forever