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Fox 5's Amanda Davis Arrested for DUI After Wrong-Way Crash

On Sunday, an Atlanta news anchor made headlines herself when she was involved in a wrong-way crash on Piedmont Avenue.

Fox 5 News anchor Amanda Davis is accused of causing a head-on collision while driving drunk early Sunday morning, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Davis is facing a number of charges including DUI and reckless driving.

Davis was reportedly driving north in the southbound lane of Piedmont when the accident occurred. Davis' green Fiat hit a black Toyota Corolla driven by David Jarman head-on, according to authorities.

An officer who arrived on scene noticed that Davis smelled of alchol, police said. When he asked Davis if she'd been drinking, the news anchor allegedly came clean and admitted that she had been.

The officer asked Davis to submit to a field sobriety test, but she refused. She also refused a blood alcohol test.

As a result, Davis' driver's license was confiscated. Under Georgia law, any person who drives in the state has given "implied consent" to a BAC test if suspected of DUI. Refusing to submit to the test will get your license suspended for at least a year.

On top of the license suspension, Davis is now facing a DUI charge. If it's her first DUI offense, Davis could get up to a year in jail, a maximum fine of $1,000, at least 40 hours of community service, and an alcohol risk reduction program if found guilty.

Jarman was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. If his injuries prove to be substantial, Davis could also be charged with serious injury by vehicle.

A driver who causes an accident that leaves another person permanently maimed, disfigured, or brain-damaged is guilty of serious injury by vehicle. If convicted, Davis could spend up to 15 years behind bars.

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