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2 ex-troopers accused after ticket investigation

October 23, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has arrested two former state troopers after an investigation showed they issued citations and charges to drivers who weren’t aware of it.

A news release from the NCSBI on Wednesday says multiple charges were filed against Christopher Carter and Jason Benson, including obstruction of justice. Benson and Carter were arrested on Wednesday after they turned themselves in at the Harnett County Detention Center.

The investigation identified more than a dozen victims who had been issued citations or charges that they weren’t aware of. In some cases, the troopers charged individuals and failed to serve citations. As a result, the victims didn’t show up for their court dates, leading to arrest warrants being issued for some while others had their driver’s licenses suspended.