Story by Mike Nolting, MetroNews

GRAFTON, W.Va. — A Belington woman has received a multi-year prison term after a drunk driving wreck that injured four people.

Sarina Frye

Sarina Frye, 19, was sentenced Thursday to 4 to 20 years in prison. She pleaded guilty to four counts of DUI causing injury last November following the wreck that took place in November 2022.

Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord said Frye received consecutive 2 to 10 year terms on two fo the charges while the sentenced was suspended on the two other charges. She was also sentenced to five years probation.

“She was directed not to drive, not to apply to get a driver’s license during that probationary period, and she’s only 19,” Bord said.

Bord said Frye was northbound on U.S. 119 when she crossed into the southbound lane while negotiating a curve. Frye collided with another vehicle with four occupants.

During the investigation, Frye said she couldn’t remember what happened the day of the accident but admitted to drinking beer, taking a couple shots, and smoking marijuana the day before. Frye entered a guilty plea to all four charges filed against her.

“She was charged with four counts of driving a vehicle while in an impaired state and causing serious bodily injury to another person,” Bord said. “There were four people in the car, including a 12-year-old.”

The four occupants of the other vehicle suffered a variety of internal, spine, and pelvic injuries that required multiple surgeries. The victims face an unknown number of future surgeries and therapies due to the injuries caused by the crash.

“They were all severely injured; in fact, I can’t get a restitution number now because they’re all being treated,” Bord said.