RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Beverly Perdue says the state's top Highway Patrol official has resigned.
Perdue said in a statement that Col. Randy Glover resigned after a brief conversation Friday morning. She did not elaborate on why he stepped down. A spokeswoman says he will officially retire on Sept. 1 and help with the transition.
The resignation comes after a series of scandals in the department tarnished the Highway Patrol's reputation. The patrol has seen a number of troopers resign or be fired for problems ranging from drunken driving arrests to sending inappropriate text
Perdue met with the patrol's top officials earlier this month and demanded an end to the string of ethical lapses. She said on Friday she will announce a Highway Patrol transition leadership team next week.
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