Around the Region: News Anchor Arrested for DUI, Thieves Target Catalytic Converters and Bones of Missing Veteran Identified

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Longtime Atlanta News Anchor Arrested for DUI After Crash – Midtown Patch

FOX 5 News anchor Amanda Davis faces multiple charges including DUI following a wrong-way, head-on crash early Sunday morning on Piedmont Avenue in Midtown.

According to an Atlanta police report, Davis allegedly was driving her vehicle north in the southbound lanes of Piedmont before hitting another car just before 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 11.

Read more on Midtown Patch.


Thieves Target Catalytic Converters – Cumming Patch

Catalytic converters have become common targets for thieves, reports the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

In recent weeks, deputies have responded to a number of thefts of catalytic converters on Trotter's Way, McFarland Parkway, and Parkway North Drive.

Why is this piece of equipment so valuable? Answer: Precious metals.

Those metals include palladium, platinum and rhodium, according Nationwide Insurance. Rhodium sells for roughly $9,500 an ounce, while platinum pays at about $2,000. Stolen parts are sold to scrap yards anywhere from $100 to $150 per part.



Bones Identified As Those of Army Veteran – Snellville Patch

Human remains found in Morgan County, Ga. last year have recently been identified as those of Jason Roark, a Snellville man and Army veteran, according to WSAV.

Roark went missing in 2006, after serving two tours of duty in Iraq with the Special Forces. He was the only son of Terry and Ken Roark, of Dallas.

Snellville Patch has additional details.


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