Brunswick County judge accuses DA of running a scheme

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Submitted: Sat, 04/16/2011 - 2:06am
Updated: Sat, 04/16/2011 - 7:54pm

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It sounds like something out of a crime novel. A Brunswick County judge is accusing the District Attorney of running a scheme.

According to Chief District Court Judge Jerry Jolly, Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David is initiating a scheme that would help profit one of his 2010 campaign contributors.

In an administrative order, Jolly says David is setting up driving classes for those charged with speeding violations that would help reduce offenses.

Jolly’s order states that the four or eight hour classes would be exclusively conducted by Streetsafe, a private for profit company. The classes would cost $120, $100 of which would be paid to Streetsafe.

According to the order, Darrell Douglas is the director of the Streetsafe corporation and also gave about $500 to David’s election campaign last year.

The order calls the findings dishonest, Jolly concluding that David is running a scheme.

Jolly ordered that the Brunswick County DA not refer any defendants to classes performed by Streetsafe.

We tried contacting David, but he has not yet return our calls.

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59 Comments on "Brunswick County judge accuses DA of running a scheme"

2015 years 8 months ago

Its amazing how Jon David holds himself out to help the public. What he doesn’t tell you is that these new programs actually cost the public more. Between this driving school and a $25 fine, the average person pays much more than they did before. It was just a matter of time until David got caught. Try acting more like an honest DA and less like a politican all the time! Hopefully people will wake up and realize that Jon is nothing more than a power hungry politician.

2015 years 8 months ago

Jon David was attempting to do something GOOD for the community by helping to save the lives of young drivers – the #1 killer of people 16-25 yrs old. This program is a proven success in New Hanover, Pender, Guilford and Johnston Counties – why wouldn’t a DA who cares about his community want it?
And to WECT – you need to get your story RIGHT. This is terrible reporting. StreetSafe is a NON-PROFIT organization whose sole purpose is to help save the lives of young drivers. It does not run the 4 and 8 hour classes at the community college. It is a hands-on driving program for young drivers and their parents. Why don’t you work on the real story here which seems to be the motivation of Judge Jolly. It is absolutely absurd that he would attempt to portray this as some sort of scheme – how ridiculous!

2015 years 8 months ago

It amuses me the people that show they have no real knowledge of politics.They love to complain but dont even know about the general subject.They are just showing their low I.Q.s. District court judges are elected not appointed. Maybe some people should study up on a subject before commenting on it.

2015 years 8 months ago

You are either a relation, one of the good ole boys or you maybe one who has benefitted from Jolly’s ‘penchant’ for voluntarily dismissing defendants in his courtroom. The honesty and fairness you claim he has comes out in the newspaper each week in letting off people who habitually face charges of driving without insurance, driving without a license, drunk driving, drug possession – sometimes including all at one time. All of the judges in this district are guilty of this. All you have to do is READ.

Maybe the judge should stay with Soles and anyone else who wants to be DA and shut his mouth before he cleans up his own act. Don’t forget, many people who are loyal to Gore still work in the DA’s office. If Jon David had been like his predecessor, he would have gone in and cleaned house. I knew he would get backstabbed, but they had to look hard to find something, didn’t they? I’ll take David’s version of honesty and fairness over anybody else’s who has worked there anyday.

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2015 years 8 months ago

Looks like Jon David has pissed off Good Ole Judge Jolly. By the words in the administrative order, it is clear Judge Jolly is “out to get” to Mr. David. Mr. David will continue to experience problems doing his job as long as the “good ole boys” still operate in the GOOD OLE District 13. My advice to Mr. David is to remain persistent and clean house in district 13.