A Durham Jiffy Lube mechanic was jailed on a felony charge today after a Duke University librarian said he solicited $30 to overlook worn tires that would cause her Lexus to flunk a safety inspection. (11/9 story with reader comments.)
Officers for the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles arrested Joshua C. Clark, 28, who works at a Jiffy Lube outlet on N.C. 55 in southern Durham. He was jailed in lieu of $1,000 bail, in connection with the Nov. 1 inspection of a 2001 Lexus owned by Rosalyn Raeford of Durham (see today's Road Worrier column with reader comments).
“I’m sorry to see anybody get into trouble, but this was his doing,” said Rosalyn Raeford, who complained about Clark to DMV after her Nov. 1 inspection. “I’m sorry that has happened to him, but I’m not sorry I reported it.” ... [MORE]