Monday, 03 September 2007 20:00
Charges against two local DMV representatives were
reduced last month in Ashe County District Court.
License contract agent Linda
Howell and employee Kim Eastridge of the former West Jefferson Department of
Motor Vehicles Office both were convicted of misdemeanor larceny and notary
violations. The suspects received fines, probation and community service. The
West Jefferson office was closed last year pending the investigation, forcing
Ashe drivers to travel to Boone for tag services until the temporary office was
set up in Jefferson. County commissioners plan to locate the new tag office at
the Ashe County Courthouse.