NYC bus crash driver has manslaughter conviction

March 14, 2011 2:21:42 PM PDT
The driver of the bus that crashed on I-95 over the weekend, killing 15 people, has a criminal history.

The New York State Department of Correctional Services says Ophadell Williams was convicted of manslaughter for his role in a 1990 stabbing and served just over two years. He initially had been charged with second-degree murder in the case.

Records also show that Williams served three years in prison for grand larceny after removing a check worth over $80,000 out of a Police Athletic fund.

Williams has also been arrested for driving without a license and having three police scanners in 2003.

No one has been charged in the bus crash.

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