Thursday, 27 December 2007 20:46
Republican State Representative Phillip Frye plans to plead
guilty to driving while impaired on Christmas Eve.
The Mitchell County resident
serves the 84th district, which includes Avery, Mitchell and part of
Yancey and Caldwell counties. In a statement released yesterday to the press,
Frye said he is “extremely sorry” for the incident and takes full
responsibility. Frye hit a parked vehicle on Reservoir Road in Spruce Pine
close to his residence Monday evening. In his statement, Frye called the
offense his first and last, saying he is doing an assessment with High County
Counseling and will do “whatever their evaluation determines.”
Frye was first elected to the General Assembly in 2002
and is in his third term as state representative.