A former third-party CDL examiner for the North Carolina
Department of Motor Vehicles has been fined and placed on probation for
improperly issuing 151 commercial driver's licenses.
Jimmy Halcomb of Broadway, NC, was ordered to pay $8,500 for
issuing CDLs to 151 applicants who weren't properly tested in 2001, according
to U.S. Department of Transportation press release. He was also sentenced to
two years' probation after pleading guilty in October 2006 to making false
Halcomb, who worked as a CDL examiner for a third party
hired by the state, didn't test some applicants for pre-trip inspection, basic
skills and maneuvers, or a road test required to obtain a CDL.
Many applicants weren't tested at all, according to the news
Halcomb was caught after a joint investigation between the
North Carolina DMV and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
- By Charlie Morasch,