GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1)— The son of a limousine owner has been taken into custody for his connection to the crash that killed 20 people in New York.
The company’s operator Nauman Hussein, whose father owns Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service was arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide.
Officials revealed the limousine had failed two inspections just this year — one inspection in March even found that the hydraulic brakes were not properly functioning.
Hussein reportedly spoke to State Police investigators for hours about the incident while his father, Shahed Hussain is out of the country.
In addition to the malfunction, the driver at the time of the accident was not properly licensed to operate the vehicle according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The limo carrying 18 occupants on Oct. 6 ran a stop sign and crashed into a parked SUV where it struck and killed two pedestrians.
Hussein’s lawyer Lee Kindlon says his client is not guilty.