By Debbie Rolen
July 19, 2013
Late Wednesday night, Logan County Sheriff’s Deputies J. N. Sheppard and M. B. Carter received a 911 call in reference to someone being struck by a motor vehicle on US Route 119.
Upon arrival at the scene, deputies found a man, later identified as Robert Carter, of Pecks Mill, lying next to the guardrail in the southbound lane of US Route 119.
Carter’s vehicle had run out of gas and he was walking to the gas station when he was struck by vehicle, which left the scene. Mr. Carter was transported to Logan Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Deputies were notified by West Virginia State Police they had located the suspect’s vehicle in the Mount Gay area. Deputies proceeded to the vehicle’s location and spoke with Amber Frye, who stated to officers that she had been driving the vehicle and that she had been drinking. Deputies observed that the vehicle she had been driving had damage to the passenger side mirror that was consistent with what Mr. Carter had told the deputies.
Mrs. Frye stated to the deputies she thought she had hit a cone on US Route 119 so she just kept going. Deputy Carter then gave Mrs. Frye three standard field sobriety tests, which she failed.
Deputies also discovered Mrs. Frye had been driving on a suspended license for multiple unpaid citations. Mrs. Frye was transported to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department for an intoximeter test. She was found to have a positive blood alcohol content of .195.
Mrs. Frye was charged with DUI causing bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, and driving suspended or revoked (miscellaneous). She was housed in the Southwestern Regional Jail.