Highway Patrol Looks At Driving School Rules

A Raleigh newspaper reports a trooper who writes more reckless driving tickets than any other officer in his district teaches classes at a driving school owned by his father where he sometimes sees speeders he cited.

The Raleigh News and Observer says Daniel Jenkins Junior is a trooper in Orange County and directs training and teaches most of the classes at a driving school owned by his father.

The newspaper says a review of court records shows prosecutors told at least 13 drivers Jenkins had ticketed that charges would be dropped or reduced if they attended his class.

Highway Patrol Commander W. Fletcher Clay yesterday suspended his approval of Jenkins' employment at the school, pending further review. Clay told the newspaper he considers it a conflict of interest.