RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s top insurance regulator wants Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to name an interim chief executive while its current leader awaits resolution of an impaired driving case.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey made the request Friday in a letter to Blue Cross board members about president and CEO Patrick Conway.

News outlets citing court records say Conway was charged with driving while impaired and misdemeanor child abuse following a June interstate crash in Randolph County. No one was injured, but Conway’s two daughters were in the car. A hearing is Oct. 8.

Blue Cross said in a statement Thursday that the board had decided to retain Conway, citing his leadership skills.

Causey wrote having an interim would promote accountability and transparency with policyholders and the public.

Feature photo via Blue Cross Blue Shield: Patrick Conway, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina.

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