Former Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis Found Not Guilty of Drunk Driving

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Former Atlanta TV Anchor Amanda Davis Found Not Guilty of Drunk Driving

Former Atlanta television anchor Amanda Davis was found not guilty of driving under the influence on Friday. She was sentenced to 20 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $200 fine.

The then-Fox 5 Atlanta anchor was arrested in November 2012 after she crashed her car going northbound in a southbound lane on Piedmont Avenue near 14th Street in Midtown, hitting and injuring David Jarman.

The officer who responded to the accident said Amanda Davis smelled of alcohol and told him she had been drinking. She refused to submit to field sobriety and state-administered chemical testing, the police said.

Davis, who had worked at Fox 5 for 26 years was taken off the air immediately and later retired.

Amanda Davis was found not guilty of reckless driving. She was found guilty on only one of the three charges — failure to maintain her lane.

Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow Arrested for Drunk Driving

Another prominent Atlantan caught driving drunk:  Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow was arrested and charged with drunk driving late Tuesday night, in southwest Atlanta about 11:15 p.m. She was pulled over after a police officer “noticed a gray Honda Accord commit multiple traffic violations,” the AJC reports.

Cleta Winslow admitted to the officer that she had a few drinks, but refused to do a field sobriety test. She was arrested and charged with DUI Alcohol Less Safe, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to stop at a stop sign, reckless driving and a red light violation.

It’s ironic that Cleta Winslow is a member of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, when she didn’t live up to that Tuesday night after she decided to get behind the wheel of her vehicle DRUNK. She was released on $2,400 bond.

 

Atlanta’s 11Alive Morning Traffic Reporter Elle Duncan Arrested for Drunk Driving

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Atlanta’s 11Alive Morning Traffic Reporter Elle Duncan Arrested for Drunk Driving (Atlanta Hawks)

Atlanta on-air personality Elle Duncan arrested for drunk driving. You will recall Fox 5’s Amanda Davis retired last week after being arrested for driving the wrong way and DUI last year.

Elle Duncan, WXIA 11 Alive’s morning traffic reporter, was arrested Sunday morning for DUI. The station said it will be giving Elle the “time she needs to deal with this personal incident.”

Ex-V103 personality Elle Duncan released the following statement:

“I am greatly embarrassed for my actions early Sunday morning. I have been reminded — in a very difficult way – that any amount of alcohol can impair us. I take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my fans, our community, and my 11Alive family.”

Elle Duncan is also an Atlanta Hawks sideline reporter. Here’s Elle Duncan (real name Lauren Duncan) mug shot:

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Atlanta Hawks Sidelines Reporter and WXIA Traffic Reporter Elle Duncan Arrested for DUI

Elle Duncan was reportedly seen at the Atlanta Hawks RED lounge alongside actress Keisha Knight Pulliam after the Hawks game. She ended the night at the Buckhead Bottle bar before her arrest. Moral of the story — don’t drink and drive. We wish Elle Duncan all the best.

Actor/Comedian Kevin Hart Arrested for Drunk Driving, Failed Sobriety Tests

Actor/comedian Kevin Hart was arrested early Sunday morning in California after he nearly slammed into a tanker while speeding. The Californis Highway Patrol said officers spotted Kevin Hart driving in a black Mercedes on the 101 Freeway around 4:30A.M. PST. The officers said he was driving erratically and going “90 mph.”

TMZ reports when Kevin Hart was pulled over CHP said he showed “objective signs of intoxication” and was unable to perform field sobriety tests. He was booked on a misdemeanor DUI charge and is being held on $5, 000 bond.

49ers Delanie Walker Tweets Aunt, Uncle Killed by Drunk Driver After Superbowl

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49ers Delanie Walker Tweets Aunt and Uncle Killed by Drunk Driver After Superbowl (Instagram)

San Francisco 49ers player Delanie Walker tweeted that his aunt and uncle, Bryan and Alice Young, were killed by a drunk driver 5 a.m. Monday after the Superbowl. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Delanie Walker. This is such a tragedy.

Donald Blood III Charged with DUI for Driving on Lawn of Historic Home of Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder

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Donald Blood III Charged with DUI for Driving on Lawn of Historic Home of Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder

WTF:  Donald Blood III was popped for drunk driving in Vermont onto the lawn of the Wilson House, which is the historic Dorset home once owned by Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Donald Blood III, of Massachusetts, was ordered to appear in court on a DUI charge January 14. He told police he thought he was driving in a parking lot.

Alcohol Suspected in Wrong-Way Collision Caused by Joshua Nkansah Killing Four, Including Scott and Michele Barhorst

CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY:  Joshua Nkansah and his seven year old son David Nkansah, were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 75 in southwestern Ohio when he went the wrong way. He crashed into another minivan killing its passengers Scott and Michele Barhorst, of Madisonville, Tenn., who were taking their four children to see their grandparents for the holidays. Police suspect that alcohol was a factor in the crash after they found a bottle in the vehicle that went the wrong way.

Joshua Nkansah was returning from a Christmas party when the accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Two other children were critically injured in the accident — Darius Nkansah, 4 and Haley Barhorst, 9. Joshua Nkansah’s wife was at home at the time of the accident.

 

Dallas Cowboys Tackle Josh Brent Arrested in Connection with Death of Jerry Brown

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Dallas Cowboys Tackle Josh Brent Arrested in Connection with Death of Jerry Brown

Another NFL player in the news. Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter after flipping his car in Irving, Texas, in an accident that left fellow Cowboys player Jerry Brown dead, police said Saturday.

Brent’s car was allegedly traveling at high speeds when it hit a curb, flipped and caught fire, according to Irving police, who said officers on the scene “believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.”

The car traveled about 900 feet after hitting the curb, said police spokesman John Argumaniz.

When officers came upon the scene, Brent was dragging Brown, 25, from the car, officials told reporters. Brown was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Brent, 24, in his third season with the team, was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter, police said. It’s considered a second-degree felony, which carries a potential two- to 20-year prison sentence with a maximum $10,000 fine. The police report lists him as Joshua Price-Brent. Source

This comes one week after Kansas City Chiefs lineback Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide.

Longtime Atlanta Fox News Anchor Amanda Davis Charged with DUI After Wrong-Way Crash

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Longtime Atlanta Fox News Anchor Amanda Davis Charged with DUI After Wrong-Way Crash (Amanda Davis mugshot)

SHAMEFUL:  Amanda Davis, longtime anchor at Fox Atlanta affiliate, WAGA, was arrested early Sunday morning on DUI charges after a wrong-way accident with David Jarman, early Sunday morning (12:30 a.m.) on Piedmont Avenue. Amanda Davis was also charged with failure to maintain lanes and reckless driving.

The police investigator said Amanda Davis refused to submit to a field sobriety test and the State Administered Chemical Test, but a DUI officer found probable cause to arrest her for impaired driving, WXIA reports.  Her driver’s license was confiscated and she was taken to jail.

11 Alive News:  Atlanta Police Sgt. Gregory Lyon said Davis was arrested at around midnight after an accident on Piedmont Avenue near 14th Street. He said the crash scene suggested Davis was driving northbound in a southbound lane when her green Fiat collided head on with a black Toyota.

What a way to end a career…..

Ex-Chicago Detective Joseph Frugoli Pleads Guilty to DUI Charges That Left Two Dead

Former Chicago police officer Joseph Frugoli is facing up to 31 years in prison after pleading guilty to DUI charges that left Andrew Cazares, 23, and Fausto Manzera, 21, dead in a fiery wreck on Dan Ryan Expressway in 2009. His sentence ranges from probation to up to 31 years in prison. His blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit when the accident occurred.

He tried to fight charges that he fled the scene but the judge wasn’t buying his reason. He will be held at home on electronic monitoring until his sentencing. No date was set in court. Frugoli was acquitted on two charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash. He was accused of failure to report the crash within 30 minutes, particularly since he had told an arresting officer that he had been in a fatal crash, the Chicago Tribune reports.