JNO driving instructor is investigated

SANDUSKY A local driving instructor may be steering students in the wrong direction, according to a
Annie Zelm
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

A local driving instructor may be steering students in the wrong direction, according to a public safety spokeswoman.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety has a pending investigation against JNO’s Drivers Enterprises in Sandusky, spokeswoman Lindsay Komlanc said.

Komlanc could not comment on the specifics of the investigation, but said it was prompted by a parent complaint.

She said staff members from the department always follow up on complaints and may launch an investigation, depending on the severity of those complaints.

“After an investigation, we present what we found to our legal counsel, who works with the attorneygeneral, and if something has occurred, we send them a statement of charges,” Komlanc said.

 “They have 30 days to respond, and even if they don’t respond, we hold a hearing, and the attorney general determines what sanctions are issued.”

Possible sanctions could include a suspension of the instructor’s teaching license.

Ohio has 491 licensed driving schools — seven of which are located in Erie, Ottawa, Huron and Sandusky counties. Of those schools, JNO’s Drivers Enterprises in one of three currently under investigation. The other two schools are located in Franklin and Cuyahoga counties.

JNO’s Drivers Enterprises owner Shameka Moore said she was not aware of the investigation.

Moore is a licensed training manager, meaning she served as an instructor for at least three years and passed all department requirements, according to the Department of Public Safety.

She founded the company in Sandusky five years ago.