October 3, 2019
Former Mississippi Highway Patrol Examiner Sentenced to Prison For Selling Commercial Driver’s Licenses
On October 3, 2019, Tonya Davis, a former commercial driver’s license (CDL) examiner for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Jackson, Mississippi, to 24 months’ incarceration, 12 months’ supervised release, and a special assessment of $200. On June 14, 2019, Davis pleaded guilty to identity theft and making false statements.
The investigation revealed that between September 2017 and January 2018, Davis committed fraud by unlawfully using the names and testing identification credentials of multiple CDL testers without their consent. Davis also represented on paperwork and in the State database that individuals passed driver skills tests when she knew they had not taken those tests.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration