State Vehicle Accidents Under Review in West Virginia

June 1, 2009

West Virginia officials plan to enforce a long-ignored regulation requiring reviews of accidents involving state vehicles in response to a legislative audit that criticized one agency.

The audit says 19 Alcohol Beverage Control Administration employees were involved in 23 accidents over the past five years. It says the agency should discipline employees with unsafe driving records.

ABCA Commissioner Dallas Staples says that would violate due process because the regulation isn’t enforced.

The more than 20-year-old regulation requires the appointment of committees to review accidents. The committees can recommend disciplinary action.

Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley says there are concerns about the committees imposing discipline on other agencies’ employees. But Holley says the regulation will be enforced.

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