RUCKERSVILLE — A state transportation agent quit his job Monday amid a state investigation into a recording in which officials say he is heard unleashing a profanity-laced tirade against a truck driver.|
The state Department of Motor Vehicles began investigating after the truck driver provided the agency with an audio recording in which he says Brent Uzdanovics, 36, a former Waynesboro policeman, uttered a string of obscenities and threatened to arrest him. Uzdanovics worked as a senior special agent for the DMV out of the agency’s Waynesboro customer service center.
The DMV suspended Uzdanovics without pay pending the agency’s internal investigation into the incident.
“We were given an audio tape of agent Uzdanovics ... and he didn’t act very professionally,” said DMV spokeswoman Melanie Stokes.
It’s the second time in as many years that Uzdanovics has run into trouble over an audio recording. Uzdanovics, who resigned in good standing from the city police force in 2006, was named last year in a $25 million lawsuit over claims he took part in the illegal recording of a rape suspect’s conversation.
This time, Uzdanovics was the one on tape, according to a complaint filed by Dwayne Sims, of Ruckersville.
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