Brooklyn Driving School Linked to VA Bus Crash Loses License

N&Y Professional Service Line school lost its license after the owners helped an undercover agent pass a written commercial drivers' license permit test, officials said

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    In this photo provided by the Virginia State Police on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, authorities investigate a commercial bus accident on I-95 near Bowling Green, Va. The bus was bound for New York City.

    New York State has suspended the license of a Brooklyn driving school linked to a bus crash that killed four people in Virginia.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the suspension Monday, saying he promised his state would not tolerate "unsafe buses, dangerous or unqualified drivers, or fraud in obtaining licenses."

    The Hong Kong-born owners of the N&Y Professional Service Line school are charged with fraud for what prosecutors say was getting commercial driver's licenses for people without the necessary skills.

    Students included the bus driver who admitted to authorities that he fell asleep when a low-fare bus from Greensboro, N.C., to New York City crashed in Virginia last June.

    The suspension comes after authorities say the school owners fraudulently helped an undercover agent pass a written commercial drivers' license permit test.

    A defense attorney says his client is entitled to a presumption of innocence.