78-year-old Evelyn Frye is charged with DUI after a traffic stop during which she admitted to drinking wine, and gave bizarre statements, such as it wasn’t hot enough to drive down West End with her high beams on.
On February 7th, Officer McDaniel witnessed a Nissan Juke traveling with a headlight out at 1:03 a.m. The officer then conducted a traffic stop and the vehicle turned into a parking lot on West End Avenue. Once contact was made the driver was identified as Evelyn Frye and Officer McDaniel told her she had a headlight out. Evelyn then switched the high beams on and asked the officer to check again. Officer McDaniel then explained to her that she could not travel down West End Avenue with her high beams on while other cars were traveling as well.
Her response was, “I don’t think it’s hot enough for that.” While Officer McDaniel was speaking with her he noticed that she had bloodshot, watery eyes and smelled slightly of alcohol. Evelyn did admit to drinking 4 ounces of wine prior to driving. The officer then asked her to perform a standard field sobriety test which she performed poorly. She was taken into custody and read Tennessee’s Implied Consent Law. Evelyn consented to a breath test but was physically unable to give a sufficient sample after 3 attempts.
Evelyn Frye was charged with DUI and booked into the Metro Jail at 3:55 a.m. As of 8:10 a.m., she was free on pre-trial release
From her website: http://www.efrye.com/
Dr. Frye grew up in the Nashville area, earned successive M.A., Ed.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Before founding the Evelyn Frye Center, she taught psychology at the high school and at the university levels.
Throughout her career she has been an active member of a number of professional associations including the American Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association and the Tennessee Psychological Association. She served as a Member of the TPA Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Professional Standards Committee and as a Vice President of the Tennessee Psychological Association. During her tenure as Co-Chair of the Professional Standards Committee, she was instrumental in establishing the Peer Assistance Program for impaired psychologists.
Dr. Frye was the first psychologist invited to become a member of Tennessee Women in Medicine. She is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers, is certified by six national boards and has consulting privileges at three area hospitals. She serves on the Physicians Advisory Committee (PAC) for a large Insurance Company and has served as a psychological consultant for several Behavioral Health Care Organizations.