Fort Wayne Anchor Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving

By Andrew Gauthier 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne morning TV news anchor pleaded guilty this week to a drunken-driving charge.

Mary Collins Frank of WPTA-TV was given a suspended jail sentence of 60 days and her license was suspended for 90 days, according to court records.

She was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31 after police received a call about someone driving an SUV erratically near Getz Road and West Jefferson Boulevard.

Police measured her blood-alcohol level between 0.13 percent and 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to a police report.

Frank told police she hadn’t consumed alcohol, giving different explanations for the blood-alcohol level. More…

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