TxDMV Director Resigns Amidst Paper Tag Mess

Former director faced criticism over why the state agency was unable to act more quickly to stem the tide of illegal tags
NBC DFW, By Scott Friedman and Eva Parks, Feb. 7, 2022

The executive director of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, Whitney Brewster, resigned Monday as the board that oversees the agency grapples with restoring credibility to the state’s temporary license plate system in the wake of an NBC 5 investigation that exposed how lax security allowed criminals to infiltrate the DMV’s system, create hundreds of thousands of paper license tags, and sell them for profit.

In a resignation letter obtained by NBC 5 Investigates, Brewster said, “Addressing temporary tag abuse has been our highest priority,” and that she is proud of how the department worked to find solutions to the problem. The letter goes on to say, “In leaving, the deck is clear for new leadership.”

The agency confirmed Brewster’s departure in a news release Monday afternoon.

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