Daniel Perry, a 21-year-old driving instructor with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has been fired after he offered to give a woman who blew a stop sign during her test a pass if she blew him as well. That’s some commitment to road safety.
According to WJLA, the incident happened during a routine test in early July, when the unidentified woman came to the MVA to take her driving test and failed it for doing a California roll at a stop sign instead of braking to a complete stop.
According to charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court, Perry told the woman he would happily alter her test score if she serviced him. Perry then allegedly pointed to his genitals and then suggested they drive to a secluded area nearby.
Aside from the fact that unsafe drivers shouldn’t be on the road (come on, dude), what Perry did was both unethical and an abuse of his power. While the woman who brought the complaint against Perry didn’t comply with his request (and even recorded him on her phone), there’s some concern that she might not have been the first person Perry’s approached in this way. The woman’s age hasn’t been disclosed, but at least one person who WJLA spoke to was worried that Perry might have tried his sex-for-license scam on a teenager in the past.
Perry was fired soon after allegations were brought against him. He’s maintained his innocence to his fiancée (who knows he wouldn’t do something like that because he doesn’t just pass people). Perry, however, has admitted to everything.
Along with being fired, Perry has been charged with one count of malfeasance in office and will appear in court to defend himself in late August.
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