The son of the owner of Prestige Limo was taken into custody by New York State Police Wednesday.
Nauman Hussain runs the company while his father is out of the country. The arrest comes after state police and transportation officials said the limousine should not have been on the road after a failed inspection and after the driver was cited for not having the proper license. Hussain is charged with criminally negligent homicide four days after one of his limousines crashed, killing 20 people.
State Police Superintendent George Beach said Hussain knew the limo had failed a safety inspection and was taken out of service by transportation authorities. Defense attorneys said Hussain is not guilty and the charge was premature.
Hussain was taken into custody during a “controlled traffic stop.”