Limo Operator in Schoharie Tragedy Arrested

The operator of the limo company involved in the deadly crash in Schoharie that killed 20 people has been arrested by State Police.  

Attorney Lee Kindlon says Nauman Hussain, the operator of Prestige Limo, was taken into custody Wednesday. The father, Shahed Hussain, who is the owner remains out of the country.

The New York State police have charged Hussain with criminally negligent homicide. It is currently one count, but police say that could change as the investigation continues.

State Police Superintendent George Beach said, "the sole responsibility for that motor vehicle being on the road on Saturday rests with Nauman Hussain."

Hussain was arrested in a traffic stop along route 787 in Cohoes with luggage reportedly in the car on Wednesday.  

Hussain was arraigned Wednesday night in Cobleskill and is free bond. He pleaded not guilty. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted. His next court date is set for October 23rd.

Photo: NY State Police

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