My CHP "number" is identical to my driver's license number, so I assumed they are connected in the NC state database. I recall reading somewhere over the last year that troopers had the ability to run licenses from other states off their in-car laptops. I simply assumed the cop ran my plates, and got my DL/CHP data as well.
Any LEOs care to comment?
P.S. - don't give NoVA back to DC, please. I like being able to carry when I'm in NoVA.