A semi driver acquited in a crash involving a Wisconsin high school marching band is facing new, federal charges.
Federal prosecutors say 25 year-old Michael Kozlowski illegally falsified his driver's log, indicating that he had slept as required by law, when in fact he had not.
Kozlowski is alleged to have falsified his sleeper berth time on 12 separate occasions in August, September and October 2005, indicating he'd slept for 10 hours each time.
In October of 2005, five people, including the director of the Chippewa Falls high school band and his family, were killed when their bus collided with Kozlowski's semi, which had overturned on Interstate 94 near Osseo. A jury found Kozlowski not guilty in April 2007 of all 33 charges against him in connection with the fatal crash.
If convicted of the new chharges, Kozlowski faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each count charged. The charges against him are the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General.