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The driver charged in a crash that killed seven bikers is a Ukrainian national who faces deportation, it has been revealed, as the head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division resigns for for failing to terminate the commercial driving license.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to seven counts of negligent homicide in the horror crash last week in Randolph, New Hampshire.
Immigration - Customs - Enforcement - Immigration - Detainer
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has filed an immigration detainer with the Coos County Sheriff seeking Zhukovskyy for possible removal proceedings if he is freed from detention.
Zhukovskyy's father, who goes by the same name, told the Boston Herald that his son is a Ukrainian national and has permanent resident status in the U.S.
Zhukovskyy - Court - File - Letter - Sunday
The younger Zhukovskyy's court file includes a letter dated Sunday from a deportation officer from ICE requesting details on his 2017 heroin and cocaine convictions.
Records show that he was also stopped on suspicion of driving drunk just last month, on May 11, in a Walmart parking lot in East Windsor, Connecticut after failing a sobriety test.
Charge - Westfield - Massachusetts - State - Records
He was also arrested on a drunken driving charge in 2013 in Westfield, Massachusetts, state records show.
He was placed on probation for one year and had his license suspended for 210 days, The Westfield News reported.
Record - Zhukovskyy - Driver - License - Massachusetts
That prior record should have prevented Zhukovskyy from holding a commercial driver's license, however he did have a Massachusetts commercial license.
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack said in a statement that the RMV failed to act on information provided by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles about an incident involving Zhukovskyy that should have cost him his license.
Result - Resignation - Erin - Deveney - Head
As a result, she accepted the resignation of Erin Deveney, head of the RMV.
Zhukovskyy, a driver for a transport company, was ordered on Tuesday to remain in preventive detention, with a...
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