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Rocky Mount Car Dealer Under Probation For Selling Flooded Cars

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ROCKY MOUNT — An eastern North Carolina car dealer who sold flood-damaged cars without telling buyers has gotten off with a slap on the wrist.

Tens of thousands of vehicles were flooded in Hurricane Floyd. The Division of Motor Vehicles found 90 of the cars were from three used car lots owned by Woodrow Strickland.

The agency decided to revoke Strickland's license, but then immediately suspended the revocation. Instead, Strickland is under two years probation.

Strickland faces a lawsuit from theN.C. Attorney General's Office.