Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles enforcement section would
be abolished and its functions taken over by the state Highway
Patrol under a bill filed June 13, according to The News &
sponsored by Rep. Wilma Sherrill (R-Buncombe), turns over the
duties of trucking enforcement, car air emission inspections
and security at rest stops to the Highway Patrol.
headed the DMV in the early 1990s and told the newspaper the
move would better serve people and likely save money.
newspaper's report said that although DMV critics have called
for moving the law enforcement responsibilities from the agency
for years, the proposal has been given new life by an evolving
scandal involving allegations of ticket fixing and bribery.
The allegations are currently under investigation by a federal