Driver in fatal accident faces four new charges

Frayser White IV has been charged with two felony drug possession counts and two misdemeanors in the death of Carolyn Wayne.
Photo Albemarle police Frayser White IV has been charged with two felony drug possession counts and two misdemeanors in the death of Carolyn Wayne. Photo Albemarle police

After Frayser White IV crashed into 81-year-old Caroline Wayne’s automobile on March 15 on Ivy Road, she died and he was charged with his second DWI. That charge was dropped and a grand jury indicted him on four new counts August 1.

According to search warrants, police noted that White’s car had a lingering wine aroma, and they discovered the prescription drug Suboxone, which is used to treat opioid addiction, the residue of suspected illegal narcotics and containers filled with suspected alcoholic beverages.

White told police that he had not been drinking, but he did admit to purchasing a bottle of wine earlier in the day. A witness at the crash spotted White placing an unknown item behind a bush following his accident, according to NBC29. Upon investigation, officers discovered a small stash of generic Xanax plopped inside the bush, and pills were also recovered near the scene of the crash.

Tests of White’s blood alcohol content showed that he had not been drinking, according to a motion to dismiss the charge of driving while intoxicated for the second time in five years. The motion also noted there was not enough evidence to charge him with involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence.

White is now charged with four counts including two felony counts of possession of heroin and possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor charges of possession of Xanax and reckless driving.

According to Charlottesville court records, White already has one conviction of reckless driving under his belt along with six speeding tickets in Albemarle, as well as a driving under the influence conviction in December 2014, and charges for improper driving, improper passing and driving without a license.


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