Kindlon also contends that the driver -- Scott Lisinicchia, 53, of Lake George -- was properly licensed, and that Prestige had checked multiple times with the the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which confirmed Lisinicchia was in compliance.
The company underwent five inspections in the last two years and had four vehicles taken out of service in that time, federal records show.
Limo company owner informed for FBI The wreck has also placed Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service and its owner, Shahed Hussain, under scrutiny.
Son Of Limo Company Owner Arrested, Accused Of Homicide After Deadly Crash New York State Police have arrested the son of the owner of Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, the company involved in the crash that left 20 people dead about 40 miles outside Albany last weekend.
"The sole responsibility for that motor vehicle being on the road on Saturday rests with Nauman Hussain," New York Police Superintendent George Beach told reporters after the arrest Wednesday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the driver did not have the proper license to drive the limousine, and that the vehicle itself, a modified 2001 Ford Excursion, had recently failed a state safety inspection.
"When Ford originally produced this vehicle, they engineered these things from the ground up — from the time they start with their computer models — to make sure that they comply with federal safety standards," Arbelaez said.
The driver of the limousine, Scott Lisinicchia, had complained about the company's vehicles before the crash, according to his widow.
State police and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash, the nation's deadliest transportation accident since an air crash outside Buffalo in February 2009 killed 50 people.
Prestige Limousine has been criticized for maintaining vehicles rife with violations and for employing a driver lacking a commercial license.
Kim Lisinicchia told CBS in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that there were several times she heard her husband, Scott Lisinicchia, state: "I'm not going to drive this, like this.
Nauman Hussain was taken into custody following a traffic stop on a highway near Albany, the New York State Police said in a brief news release.
Wow. The New York Times says the son of the owner of a limousine company at the center of an investigation of the crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people was arrested Wednesday.
JUST IN: The son of the owner of the company in the deadly NY limo crash was arrested. He is expected to be charged with criminally negligent homicide.
Limo Crash Updates: 1) Nauman Hussain, operator of Prestige Limo and company owners son, was arrested Wednesday. The father was said to be in Pakistan. 2) Drivers family blames car/comp. unbeknownst to him he was provided with a vehicle that was neither roadworthy nor safe
Nauman Hussains mugshot after his arrested on criminally negligent homicide charges stemming from Saturdays fatal limousine accident
NEW: Son of limo company owner in horrific #SchoharieCrash is arrested, anticipating criminal charges.
Also #breaking The New York State Police say the operator of the limo company involved in that deadly crash that killed 20 has been arrested. Nauman Hussain was taken into custody today. More info to come @FOXLA