Son Of Prestige Limo Owner Arrested After Crash That Killed Twenty In New York

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter

The son of the owner of Prestige Limousine is in New York State Police custody as of Wednesday after a crash that killed 20 in Schoharie, New York, Saturday.

Nauman Hussain’s lawyer Lee Kindlon expects his client, who operates the limo company, to be charged with criminally negligent homicide, reported The New York Times. Hussain was arrested at a traffic stop, reported WKBW.

His father, Shahed Hussain, is out of the country, according to WKBW. Shahed Hussain is believed to be a Pakistani immigrant and former FBI informant who helped foil a terror plot in 2009.

Shahed Hussain could also face criminal charges after a limo he owned careened through an intersection and into a parked car, killing all 17 passengers, the driver and two pedestrians outside an Apple Barrel Country Store near Albany.

New York sought a cease and desist against the limo company for the duration of the investigation into the accident, reported NEWS10.

The 17-year-old limo that caused the death of 20 people Saturday had “no business” being on the road because of a failed inspection and other factors, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. (RELATED: Owner Of Limo That Crashed And Killed Twenty May Have Helped FBI Foil A Terror Plot)

The 2001 Ford Excursion limo had failed a vehicle inspection in September, and the unnamed driver did not have the proper license, Cuomo said according to NBC News. The driver, who was one of 18 people in the limo who died, did not have the required commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement.

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