Wisconsin Limousine Association says to research before you rent

NOW: Wisconsin Limousine Association says to research before you rent

Updated: 4:56 p.m. October 11, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Following an interview with CBS 58 that aired Monday, October 8, Karen Lotts, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Wisconsin Limousine Association released the following statement:

"The Wisconsin Limousine Association (WLA) is heartbroken by the tragedy that took place in Schoharie, NY on October 6th. The statements made this week by Mike Hartmann do not reflect the views or beliefs of the WLA, and were made without consultation or approval by the Association. Effective immediately, Mr. Hartmann has resigned as president of the WLA. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those mourning this unimaginable loss."


Posted: 2:52 p.m. October 9, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Loved ones are still searching for answers in New York after a stretch limousine went off the road Saturday, killing 20.

Officials say the limo failed a state inspection last month and the driver wasn't licensed to operate.

Authorities shut down the limo company on Monday and seized its three remaining vehicles.

CBS 58 News spoke with the President of the Wisconsin Limousine Association.

He says this tragedy shows why it's important to research before you rent.

"Don't go for the cheapest price. I've had a lot of people, I try to tell them things, but they don't care because they're looking for the cheapest price. Don't do that because as a consumer, again, they always say you get what you pay for. Same thing here," said Mike Hartmann, President of the Wisconsin Limousine Association.

The Wisconsin organization is not commenting about the New York crash other than to offer condolences to the victims. 

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