Lawyers list drugs in driver’s system in motorcycle deaths

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A truck driver charged in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists had fentanyl, morphine and a chemical found in cocaine in his system that day, and told authorities he often would take drugs before starting work, prosecutors said in a document made public Tuesday. The morning of the June 21, 2019, […]

Lawyers list drugs in driver’s system in motorcycle deaths

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A truck driver charged in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists had fentanyl, morphine and a chemical found in cocaine in his system that day, and told authorities he often would take drugs before starting work, prosecutors said in a document made public Tuesday. The morning of the June 21, 2019, […]

Defense lawyer in death of 7 motorcyclists: Biker at fault

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of the motorcyclists in a crash that killed him and six fellow bikers on a north woods highway was drunk and actually was the one who hit a pickup and caused the accident, the lawyer for the truck driver charged with homicide said in a document made public Tuesday. A […]

Straus on Pollack: “If she didn’t know, she should have”

Key players in the Baker administration should have noticed the Registry of Motor Vehicles was falling behind on public safety-related tasks while it focused on reducing customer wait times, but conceded that investigators may never get a clear answer on who knew what.

Scandal-related license suspensions now surpass +5,000

The number of drivers who saw licenses suspended in the wake of a Registry of Motor Vehicles scandal has doubled over the past month to more than 5,000 in a combination of old and new cases, officials said Monday.

Union bashes firm for naming employees in RMV audit

As questions continue to swirl over who knew what and when about persistent record-keeping failures at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the unionrepresenting two RMV employees slammed a national audit firm for naming them in a summary of its investigation.

Internal audit of RMV continues

A Registry of Motor Vehicles employee has admitted to investigators that he looked at several driving profiles of people who should have had their licenses suspended, but since he was never trained on the procedure, he took no action and moved on.

Audit: RMV saw notice about driver before fatal NH crash

The electronic notification should have triggered the suspension of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s Massachusetts commercial license, but the RMV employee took no action and closed out of his driving record after only seven seconds

RMV hearing scheduled Tuesday

RMV errors were exposed in the aftermath of the deadly New Hampshire motorcycle crash last month.

Lawmakers suspend inquiry into motor vehicle agency

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers opened and then abruptly suspended their inquiry Monday into troubles at the state motor vehicle department that were exposed by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation voted to recess just minutes into its oversight hearing after Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration didn’t make some state […]

Registry scandal deepens on two fronts

The Registry of Motor Vehicles has not only been failing to review out-of-state driver violations, but has often failed to warn other states about infractions in Massachusetts.

Memorial service to be held in honor of 7 killed in motorcycle crash

FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — A memorial service will be held at Gillette Stadium Saturday, in honor of the seven people killed in the devastating motorcycle crash last month. The service is being hosted by the Marine JarHeads MC, which all the victims were members of. The seven bikers were killed last month when a pickup truck […]

Massachusetts lawmakers to study Registry of Motor Vehicles

The Legislature’s Committee on Transportation announced Monday that it is planning to hold an oversight hearing in July to conduct a public examination of what it called ‘the management, notice and record-keeping issues’ at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Thousands to ride in honor of bikers killed in NH crash

Thousands of motorcyclists are expected to ride across New Hampshire Saturday to honor the seven bikers who were killed in June when they were hit by a driver from West Springfield.

Motorcycle fundraiser for 7 killed in crash

The line of motorcycles in Whitman stretched as far as the eye could see. Clubs came from across New England – riding and raising money for seven strangers.

Police release bodycam footage of West Springfield driver’s Texas arrest

BAYTOWN, Texas (WWLP) – Police in Texas have released bodycam footage of the February arrest of the West Springfield driver involved in a New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was arrested in Baytown Texas on February 11 after officers found a crack pipe on him. Baytown Police Lt., Steve Dorris, told […]

‘Tough to lose your brothers’: Funerals held for bikers

The Jarheads, a group of about 80 bikers and their supporters from across New England, served as a second family and a refuge for the members, many who left the service but still craved the brotherhood they discovered in the Marines.

‘Tough to lose your brothers’: Funerals held for bikers

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A motorcyclist who was among seven killed in a collision with a pickup truck last week was a family man, proud Marine and dedicated public servant, mourners said Friday at a funeral that drew about 200 people, including leather-clad bikers and law enforcement officers. The funeral for Michael Ferazzi, 62, of […]

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left […]

When is a commercial license required for drivers?

The 23-year-old West Springfield man was driving a pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer when he crashed into 10 motorcyclists and killed 7 of them in New Hampshire.

Massachusetts RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7 in New Hampshire

Erin Devaney, the head of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, has resigned after the RMV failed to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire killed seven people.

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