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Police Take Limo Owner's Son Into Custody For Accident That Killed 20

Limo Employee Nauman Hussain In Custody
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Oct. 10 2018, Published 5:24 p.m. ET

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The son of the owner of Prestige Limousine, the company whose vehicle careened off an Upstate New York road and killed 20 people on Oct. 6, has been taken into custody.

Police arrested Naumain Hussain this morning after they stopped him on Interstate 787.

An attorney for the limo company, Lee Kindlon, expected Hussain would be formally charged with criminally negligent homicide. Hussain's father, Shahed, was in Pakistan receiving medical treatment at the time of the tragic accident in Schoharie, N.Y.

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"The owner of the company has been away for a couple of weeks and he spends time both here and overseas," Kindlon said during a recent TV interview. "It's a very common thing for him. The day-to-day operations were his son's. They handled the calls and the bookings and the maintenance and things like that."

According to the attorney, Shahed has "signaled his willingness" to come back to the United States as the investigation continues, however, it is unclear if he too faces charges. Neither of the men have been charged yet. exclusively broke the news police were getting ready to make charges in the case after both state and federal agencies began investigating the crash over the weekend.

"It's likely that charges are imminent," a source who spoke under the condition of anonymity told Radar Monday. "All routes are being pursued at this time."

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the man driving the limo did not have an appropriate license to be operating the vehicle, which failed an inspection last month, making it unfit to be on the road.

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