The driver licensing agency of the Washington State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) says it will suspend the certification of a pilot’s driving license examiner who was found to have failed to provide proper certification of the examiner’s ability to perform the duties of a driver.
The suspension comes after an audit by the agency’s executive director revealed that the examiner had failed to complete the driver’s licensing background check that is required under state law.
The audit was performed last August and found that the DMV examiner had not submitted the information requested by the state.
DMV spokesman Mike Krasovic told CNN that the agency will suspend his certification until the agency completes the audit.
The agency did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Krasov said that the suspension is effective immediately.
A spokesman for the Washington Department of Transportation told CNN the agency does not comment on specific cases.
In a statement on its website, the DMV said the suspension will take effect on March 31.
“DMV is committed to ensuring that our drivers are licensed and able to operate their vehicles in accordance with the state’s motor vehicle laws,” the statement said.
The DMV is a division of the Department of Justice and oversees licensing of drivers in Washington state.
The state Department of Insurance has been working with the DMV to help with driver’s licenses and identification cards, including driver’s license renewals, Krasos said.
ABC News’ Michael Breen contributed to this report.