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    Quote Originally Posted by rwl1955 View Post
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    Yup, you just beat me to it ExGMAN, mine's from The Boston Herald. Doesn't say why they charged him with being a fugitive.
    I think the "Fugitive from Justice" charge is simply a mechanism to get him from MA to NH. I'm more familiar with the Federal system, so my knowledge of the intrastate rendition process is minimal.
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    Russian driver had a DUI in May. Many Russians emigrated to the Westfield area in the 90's, they just finished building a huge Russian Orthodox Church in Westfield.
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    ENFIELD — Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the West Springfield man facing 7 counts of negligent homicide in New Hampshire following a weekend crash in Randolph, was arrested on a drunken driving charge last month in Connecticut.

    According to court records, Zhukovskyy was arrested by East Windsor police on Prospect Road on May 11 at 10:15 a.m. He was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

    He was released from custody after posting $2,500 bail. He was due to be arraigned on the charge on May 20, but the hearing was postponed because his lawyer had a scheduling conflict."
    https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/0...nnecticut.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    I think the "Fugitive from Justice" charge is simply a mechanism to get him from MA to NH. I'm more familiar with the Federal system, so my knowledge of the intrastate rendition process is minimal.
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    Your opinion sounds correct.

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    "Coos County Attorney John McCormick said during a weekend press conference that the investigation of the crash will look at the conduct of Zhukovskyy and the company he works for, Westfield Transport, Inc., of Springfield.

    Records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicate that the company has faced various violations in the last two years, including two instances where drivers were in possession of narcotic drugs.

    A man who answered the phone at a number listed for Westfield Transport on Monday afternoon said he was on the other line with state police and hung up when asked for a comment.

    During inspections on March 9, 2018, and March 12, 2018, a driver was found in possession of a narcotic drug, amphetamine, according to the federal records. Those inspections happened in Vermont and Massachusetts, respectively.
    A photo from the scene of Friday’s crash showed license plate S26138 on the Westfield Transport pickup truck.

    Federal records indicate that license plate number was involved in the March 9 and 12 inspections, when the driver was in possession of amphetamine.

    The federal records do not list drivers who were behind the wheel during the inspections.

    Other inspections led to the discovery of vehicle maintenance violations including inoperative or defective brakes, drivers who did not have a required CDL license and unsafe driving violations like failure to stay in a lane and speeding 11 to 14 miles per hour more than the speed limit, according to records.

    Over the weekend, officials said they could not release many details about the investigation, including whether drugs or alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

    When Zhukovskyy was arrested Monday morning, Massachusetts State Police found wax packets containing a residue that authorities believe is heroin in his home.

    As of Monday afternoon, Zhukovskyy is not facing any drug charges. If the residue tests positive as an illegal narcotic, Zhukovskyy will face drug charges, state police said.

    The crash has rocked both the veteran and motorcycle communities."
    Those killed were members or supporters of the Marine JarHeads, a New England motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses.

    Authorities have identified the victims as Jo-Ann and Edward Corr, both 58, of Lakeville, Massachusetts; Michael Ferazzi, 62, of Contoocook, New Hampshire; Albert Mazza Jr., 59, of Lee, New Hampshire; Desma Oakes, 42, of Concord, New Hampshire; Aaron Perry, 45, of Farmington, New Hampshire; and Daniel Pereira, 58, of Riverside, Rhode Island.

    About 400 paid tribute to the victims during a Blessing of the Bikes ceremony on Sunday."
    https://www.masslive.com/springfield...ords-show.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 146023 View Post
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    You have to wonder why the NTSB is investigating a traffic accident, not involving a commercial passenger vehicle, in New Hampshire?
    But you are wrong on that point. It was a commercial vehicle. It belonged to some transport company. Pretty sure it one of those "hot shot" truckers that haul light loads, campers and trailers. Just because it was a Ram 2500 pickup does not exclude it from being a commercial vehicle.
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    Ukrainian on a green card with multiple DUI arrests and a B&E at Home Depot. why was he still in the country and why was he still in possession of a valid drivers license? Welcome to the Peoples Republic of Massachusetts. How do you get "permanent resident status" when you have multiple arrests? I highly doubt he had a CDL Commercial license considering his record. Also according to his facebook page he was at the beach the next day.
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    "SPRINGFIELD — The 23-year-old West Springfield truck driver charged with killing seven bikers Friday in New Hampshire had two drunken driving arrests — one just last month — along with a drug conviction on his extensive record and is now facing the prospect of deportation proceedings, court records show.

    Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, a Ukrainian national with a U.S. green card, is due to be arraigned Tuesday in New Hampshire on seven counts of negligent homicide in the weekend motorcycle disaster — a crash his father said occurred on his son’s third day on the job.

    “I’m sorry for the families,” the defendant’s father, also named Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, told the Herald Monday.

    The father said they are from the Ukraine and his son recently got permanent resident status in the United States. The younger Zhukovskyy’s court file includes a newly filed June 23 letter from an ICE deportation officer requesting details of his 2017 heroin and cocaine convictions.

    The younger Zhukovskyy also has a lengthy driving record, including a drunken driving conviction in 2013 and an arrest after failing a field sobriety test last month in a Walmart parking lot in East Windsor, Conn. He was due back in court for that case Wednesday.

    When asked why Zhukovskyy still had an active Massachusetts driver’s license before the crash, MassDOT spokeswoman Jacquelyn Goddard said in a statement: “The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is looking into this matter.” His Massachusetts license was only suspended Monday because he was deemed an “immediate threat,” records show, despite his second OUI arrest on May 11.

    Massachusetts State Police arrested Zhukovskyy Monday morning on a fugitive from justice charge out of New Hampshire. He was turned over to N.H. law enforcement officials.

    State police also confiscated “wax packets containing a residue suspected of being heroin,” when they arrested Zhukovskyy Monday. State police said additional charges may be filed if they test positive for heroin.

    His hearing Tuesday is in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H. — about 15 miles from the site of the deadly crash in Randolph, N.H.
    https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/06...iving-history/
    http://www.tbdailynews.com/driver-re...rior-accident/
    Last edited by rwl1955; 06-25-2019 at 12:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    But you are wrong on that point. It was a commercial vehicle. It belonged to some transport company. Pretty sure it one of those "hot shot" truckers that haul light loads, campers and trailers. Just because it was a Ram 2500 pickup does not exclude it from being a commercial vehicle.
    yes, it was a commercial vehicle and I highly doubt he had a CDL License given his arrest record.

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    No air brakes, under a certain weight limit CDL not required for an individual driver. I don’t know if he had to have one because he was driving for hire, or hauling interstate.
    Justice moves slowly as a result 7 dead.
    Westfield trucking shares the blame, I know people who have lost trucking jobs because of any ticket this man should have never been behind the wheel of one of their trucks at time of accident!

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    This is the discussion just now on local talk radio.....

    They are saying it was a driving mistake by the truck driver. He was going to fast, drifted over the center line, over corrected, causing the trailer to swing out...hitting the riders.

    They have no explanation for the fire, and none for the driver leaving the scene.

    But already , many are defending him. It amazes me in cases like this just how many "experts" come out of the shadows......
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    FWIW- 26,000 GVW (gross vehicle weight) is the number. Dodge 2500 was probably around 9000 GVW and the trailer 14000 GVW which keeps in under a CDL.
    the box trucks you see at a Budget or Penske rental facility are usually 25,900 GVW so anyone can rent them.
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    I stand corrected. In this case the driver wouldn't need a CDL. Like the other posts mentioned, under a certain weight and a regular driver's license is legal as long as they don't haul hazardous materials.
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    How could someone defend this driver?????
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    Condolences to the family of the victims...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    I stand corrected. In this case the driver wouldn't need a CDL. Like the other posts mentioned, under a certain weight and a regular driver's license is legal as long as they don't haul hazardous materials.

    26,001 pounds used to be the cut off weight. I held a CDL for years...I dropped it 6 years ago at my renewal.

    Unless something has changed?...I believe this is so.
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    I dropped my CDL years ago too. I neede it because I was hauling hazardous so the weight thing did not affect me.
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