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11 More Bus Drivers Arrested In NYC License Crackdown

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ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State officials have arrested 11 more bus drivers in the New York City area for using aliases to get fraudulent licenses in an ongoing investigation following the March 12 tour bus crash that killed 15 people in the Bronx.

Those arrested Friday include commercial operators and four Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees. That follows the arrests of two bus drivers and a cab driver Thursday accused of obtaining driver licenses using aliases.

Department of Motor Vehicles investigators are using facial recognition technology to identify individuals with a valid commercial driver’s license in one name and additional licenses in another. Their driving privileges are suspended pending prosecution for filing false documents.

MTA Chairman Jay Walder says its drivers have been suspended and the authority plans to fire them.

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