• Former news anchor Amanda Davis charged with DUI

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    COBB COUNTY - Amanda Davis, a former longtime anchor at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, has been charged with DUI in Cobb County.

    She was pulled over on Atlanta Road near Cumberland Parkway, less than a mile from her home.

    Cobb County jail records show Davis was arrested at about 12:50 a.m. Monday before being released on $1,650 bond at about 5:40 a.m.

    Davis was set to debut as part of the CBS46’s new “Just a Minute” commentary team at 5:56 p.m. today.

    But CBS46 released a statement saying:

    For personal reasons Amanda Davis has requested leave from the Just a Minute Project.  We at CBS46 respect her decision.

    Davis was previously found not guilty in a wrong-way DUI crash in 2012.

    Atlanta police said Davis was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Piedmont Avenue around 12:20 a.m. in November when the crash happened. Both cars had serious front-end damage.

    The driver in the first crash was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after complaining of injuries.

    Davis was given a $200 fine and ordered to do 20 hours of community service.

    She was also arrested and charged with DUI in 1991. According to a police report, she was speeding on Covington Highway and weaving across lanes at about 1 a.m. Her 7-year-old daughter was in the backseat, and police said Davis smelled of alcohol, the report said.

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