Fort Wayne Anchor Arrested on DWI

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne morning news anchor was arrested Monday and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Police received a complaint about 9:30 a.m. Monday from a driver who noticed a sport utility vehicle swerving near West Jefferson Boulevard and Getz Road. Mary Collins Frank, a news anchor for Indiana’s NewsCenter, was driving.


A Fort Wayne police report said a Breathalyzer revealed she had a blood-alcohol level between 0.13 percent and 0.14 percent, above the 0.08 percent legal limit.

Jerry Giesler, president and general manager for Indiana’s NewsCenter, declined to comment on the arrest, citing it as a personnel matter. Giesler did confirm Collins Frank was not at work Tuesday. More…