• History of violations uncovered after fatal East Boston limo accident

    By: Kerry Kavanaugh

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    BOSTON - After two women were killed in an accident involving a party bus, FOX25 Investigates looked in to the history of that bus company.

    Records show that Entourage Livery of North Attleboro has a history of violations, which led to them paying large fines.

    The company also does business as Celebrity Limousine and has violations dating back to 2011.

    According to the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Entourage Livery has a "conditional rating”, which means the carrier was out of compliance with one or more safety requirements.

    A spokesperson for entourage livery told FOX25 the company underwent a full safety audit in 2013.

    That audit that revealed the following violations:

    • Failure to conduct random drug and alcohol testing for drivers;
    • Failure of drivers to complete specialized test to receive license endorsements;
    • Failure to adequately distribute and secure cargo;
    • Operating without authority.

    The following March, the company paid a series of fines totaling $35,800.

    A spokesperson told FOX25 that Saturday’s incident was the first since the audit, and all drivers are tested upon being hired.

    "[Entourage Livery] very much prides [itself] on keeping up with, as well as going above and beyond all FMCSA standards,” a statement from the company said.

    FOX25 also learned the owners of Entourage Livery were arrested in 2011 after a 6-month wire tap investigation into an alleged marijuana operation. The owners took a plea deal that included probation and payment of fines but maintained their innocence according to a spokesperson.

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