Off-duty Breckenridge officer arrested, accused of driving under influence

Posted at 2:04 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 16:17:41-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — An off-duty Breckenridge police officer is accused of driving under the influence after he was pulled over by a sergeant from the police department Friday evening.

Shortly before 11:50 p.m. on Friday, a Breckenridge sergeant pulled over a man who was driving without headlights on South French Street. The sergeant recognized the driver as an off-duty Breckenridge officer, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office was called in to take over the investigation.

Deputies arrested the driver, who was identified as 24-year-old Garrett Frye of Breckenridge.

Frye was booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of driving under the influence and driving without headlights.

He was in custody until Saturday morning, when he posted bond and was released.

"Police officers have a moral and legal obligation to abide by the laws that they enforce,” said Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons. “The arrest demonstrates how seriously law enforcement take that obligation."