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Driver Training School Goes Out of Business

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YAKIMA, Wash. - The largest chain of driver training schools in the state went out of business on Wednesday.

The Department of Licensing has closed 41 schools, including one in Yakima and three in the Tri-Cities.

Pierce County resident Gary Probst, who owns the companies, had his driver instructor license revoked for five years.

That's because he pleaded guilty to numerous charges and did not meet state driver training school ownership requirements.

Probst also faces a felony criminal charge of first-degree theft, where officials say he failed to pay taxes on some of his vehicles.

He'll also have to wait 10 years to reapply for another license.

Students currently in the program can finish off their coursesm, but they must be done by the end of this year.

Also, no new students will be allowed to sign up.