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Limo company's lawyer responds after Schoharie crash

October 09, 2018 01:41 PM

Family members identify the man driving the limo that crashed in Schoharie over the weekend as 53-year-old Scott Lisinicchia. He was also killed in the crash.

A report in The Saratogian newspaper says he was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in Saratoga Springs back in 2013.

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At a press conference, state police said he shouldn't have been behind the wheel for a different reason. Troopers say he did not have a license for driving more than 15 people in one vehicle.

Prestige Limousine, the company involved in the crash, released the following statement:

"We are performing a detailed internal investigation to determine the cause of the accident and the steps we can take in order to prevent future accidents. We have voluntarily taken our fleet of vehicles off of the road during the investigation. We have already met with state and federal investigators, and plan to do so again, as it is our goal to provide answers as quickly as possible."

Part of that statement seems to contradict what police said. Authorities told us they ordered the company to take its vehicles off the road.

"Right around noon, 1:00, we're talking to the investigators and they were told that the fleet of vehicles had been taken off the road," explained Lee Kindlon, the attorney for the limo company owner and his family. "Then, a couple hours later, we find out that they had been ordered to take them off the road. We've already done that. So, you know, again, if I can assure the public -- we're doing everything in the world we can to demonstrate the fact that we want to comply and we want to help with the investigation."

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