The driver of an Express Motors coach that crashed in France last July, seriously injuring two of the 48 people on board, was due to appear in court on 21 February in a driver hours prosecution.
Melvyn John Lane, 51, of New Street, Porthmadog was to appear before Caernarfon magistrates facing charges of failing to take sufficient rest periods and to properly record time on duty.
The Penygroes-based firm’s coach was carrying Gloucestershire pupils on a trip to Italy when it left the motorway crashed on a French motorway near Lons-le-Saunier close to the Swiss border.
Both drivers were interviewed by police. The charges faced by Mr Lane are brought by the DVSA.
Express Motors Ltd faces allegations that Mr Lane failed to take sufficient daily rest interval and failed to record time in accordance with the regulations.
At the time of the crash it was reported that one of the drivers worked for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), as a driver for the GP out of hours service while doing shifts for Express Motors on an ‘ad hoc basis’.