CDL examiner pleads guilty in connection with 151 drivers’ tests

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A North Carolina commercial driver’s license examiner recently pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with fraudulent CDL testing. Jimmy D. Halcomb, of Durham, N.C., pleaded guilty Oct. 10 in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, N.C., to one count of making false statements in connection with the testing, according to the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.

Halcomb, an authorized third-party CDL examiner, had given 151 examinations to drivers applying for CDLs since 2002, DOT-OIG said; the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles suspected Halcomb of providing fraudulent exams and referred the case to DOT-OIG for investigation, which determined that most of the examinations given by Halcomb were fraudulent.

Halcomb had failed to give all three parts of the examination as required by state law, and in many cases gave no examination at all, according to DOT-OIG; as a result, NCDMV revoked all 151 questioned licenses, retested each driver and removed Halcomb as an examiner. He was indicted on Aug. 4, DOT-OIG said.