Fox 5’s Amanda Davis had her first court hearing Monday in Atlanta traffic court following her November 11 arrest on charges of driving under the influence and reckless driving.
Her attorney William Head told the judge they needed more time to investigate the facts of the incident and a new hearing date was set for January 9, 2013, according to Fox 5.
Davis, who has worked with WAGA-TV since 1986, has not been on the air since the arrest. Mike McClain, a Fox 5 vice president, provided a brief statement: “Amanda Davis is currently away from the television station handling personal matters.”
Again, I give credit to Fox 5 for even covering a sensitive story about their own beloved veteran reporter who placed herself in such a tough situation.
The question we do not know: will Davis ever be back on the air?
I left a message with Davis, who has not yet publicly commented about the situation or even release a statement.
“Client not speaking to press,” her attorney Head texted. “It will be resolved in court.”
AJC.com has more details here about her arrest. She was driving northbound on a southbound lane of Piedmont Ave. and crashed into another vehicle. She has also been arrested for DUI charges in the past, though the last one was 21 years ago.