2 Queens bus drivers accused of using new names to get licenses
As part of a state crackdown following a horrific Bronx crash, two Queens bus drivers were busted Thursday for allegedly using aliases to get new commercial driver licenses after their initial ones were suspended.
Passenger-bus driver George Gregory Gonsalves, who works for Community Transportation Systems, and school-bus driver Emel Enrique Marin, who works for Little Richie Bus Company, were charged with offering a false instrument for filing and falsifying business records, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced.
Little Richie Bus Company attorney Sid Davidoff said Marin “had a spotless record” and the company wasn’t aware of license problems. Community Transportation did not return a call for comment.
The Department of Motor Vehicles is deploying sophisticated facial recognition technology that scans records to catch duplicate images of people who are registered under different names.
The driver in the Bronx bus crash that killed 15, Ophadel Williams, allegedly used multiple names to get a commercial driver’s license to circumvent a suspension.