Channel 2 News reporter Liz Artz and photographer Justin Crate became part of the news when they stumbled upon a pickup truck blocking the right northbound lane on the Buford Connector shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. Video shot by Crate shows the unidentified driver slumped over his steering wheel and drooling.
Artz called 911, and a Georgia Department of Transportation Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) was the first to arrive at the scene. The HERO operator succeeded in awakening the driver from his slumber. The driver then began to tussle with the HERO operator before speeding off in his truck. The driver drove a short distance north on the Buford Connector before crashing into two cars.
Online tabloid RadarOnline.com located Lamar Odom’s alleged drug dealer, who tells the tabloid that Odom smoked $50K worth of cocaine over 3 years.
“He likes to party,” the alleged drug dealer told RadarOnline. “He’s a pretty nice guy to be honest with you, but he’s becoming … his problem seems to be becoming a bigger problem.
The dealer added, “In my experience, he literally likes cocaine — he is a cocaine guy. He likes to smoke it,” added the man, who spoke to us on the condition we obscured his face and voice.”
The dealer told RadarOnline that Odom prefers to “freebase” cocaine, a process by which the user burns the coke to purify it, then inhales the fumes through a pipe.
Jesse Thornton was previously arrested 10 times for driving while black in surprise, AZ. Now he is taking action after his latest arrest.
WXYZ.com reports that Thornton, a 64-year-old retired firefighter hadn’t been drinking when he was pulled over by police one recent night.
“I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes,” Thornton said the cop told him.
“I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve got bloodshot eyes. I think you’re DUI,’” said Thornton.
Thornton said he told the cop his eyes were red because he was swimming earlier in the evening. Thornton was ordered to take a sobriety test and sit on the curb, despite having a bad hip and knee.
Rapper Lil Wayne greets Jarrett Jack of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals NBA Playoffs game between GSW and San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. San Antonio defeated Steph Curry and GSW 109-91 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Game 6 is in Oakland on Thursday.
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Former V-103 jock Elle Duncan was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police say that Duncan, an 11 Alive traffic reporter, threw back one too many drinks after leaving a Hawks playoff game. Apparently, Duncan didn’t learn anything from former anchor woman Amanda Davis, who is awaiting trial on a November 2012 DUI charge. Davis, 56, was forced to retire after 26 years at Fox 5.
As expected, disgraced local news anchor Amanda Davis announced her retirement from Fox 5 after more than 26 years at the station.
According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, Davis, 56, made the announcement in a special statement that aired on Fox 5 during the 10 p.m. newscast on Thursday.
Davis had not been on the air since November 11 when she was involved in a wrong-way car crash.
According to Ho, the station aired tributes to Davis from retired Channel 2 Action News anchor Monica Pearson, former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andy Young and V-103 morning host Ryan Cameron.
Despite a petition calling for her termination, Fox 5 plans to put news anchor Amanda Davis back on the air at 10 p.m. Thursday to give a “special statement” about her most recent DUI arrest.
According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, Davis, 56, has not been on the air since November 11 when she was involved in a wrong-way crash.
Davis has declined all interview requests since November, according to Ho. There is speculation that she may be announcing her retirement from Fox 5.
The former beat reporter has been with WAGA-TV since 1986 when it was a CBS affiliate.
Davis was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Piedmont Avenue around 12:20 a.m. November 11, when she crashed head on into a southbound vehicle.
The other driver was taken to Grady hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles sustained front end damage. Davis was charged with DUI, failure to maintain her lane and reckless driving. It was Davis’ 2nd DUI arrest.
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