Washington (CNN) – The Ohio truck driver charged with reckless driving in an accident that injured Sen. Harry Reid's wife and daughter has twice been convicted of speeding, and once for a vehicle registration violation, records show.
Alan W. Snader, 59, was convicted of speeding in 1998 and 2001, and of a registration violation in 2007, according to records CNN obtained from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The records do not give details of the infractions.
Records also show that he was involved in accidents in 1998 and 2004, but do not indicate if he was at fault.
On Thursday, Snader was charged with reckless driving after the tractor-trailer he was driving on I-95 in northern Virginia rear-ended a 2005 Honda Odyssey mini-van in a chain-reaction accident that involved two other vehicles.
Sen. Reid's daughter Lana Reid Barringer, 48, who was driving the mini-van, and his wife, Landra G. Reid, 69, a passenger, were both injured. Landra suffered a broken back and a broken neck in the crash; Barringer suffered minor injuries, Sen. Reid's office said Thursday.
Snader was not injured in the crash, authorities said. Every individual was wearing a safety belt.
Snader was driving a tractor-trailer was loaded with rolls of plastic, according to Virginia State Police. When the Honda began braking for traffic, the truck hit it, forcing it into a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and forcing the Cherokee into the next lane where it struck a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The drivers of the Jeep and the Chevrolet were also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Attempts to reach Snader were unsuccessful.