A hefty fine is being imposed by the government on a leading automaker for withholding crash data going back more than a decade.

FOX's Gurnal Scott has the story:

Fiat-Chrysler will pay $70-million for its failure to disclose death and injury statistics in crashes involving its vehicles since 2003.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration uses the numbers as a way to track defects in cars and trucks. Fiat-Chrysler agreed to the penalty, admitting in September that it didn't hand over the information, which also includes car owners' complaints and warranty information.

The automaker was also docked more than $100-million earlier this year for its botched handling of more than two dozen recalls affecting 11 million vehicles.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News.