Truck Plows Into Group Of Motorcyclists, License Suspended
The state of New York can suspend a person’s license for multiple reasons. Multiple moving violations is one of these reasons. Drivers who accumulate 11 or more points within an 18-month period can have their license suspended. Drivers convicted of three speeding violations or two construction zone violations may also have their license suspended.
Driving without insurance will also result in a license suspension. Reckless driving that results in injury can also result in a suspended license. Drivers who are convicted of a speeding violation while taking part in a speed contest may also have their license suspended.
The New York Times reports that the driver involved in an accident that killed 7 people should have had their license suspended.
About a month prior to a New Hampshire crash that killed 7 motorcyclists on a rural highway, the driver of the truck that plowed into the group had been charged with DUI.
23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, who had been arrested in May, refused to be tested for alcohol. This should have disqualified him from driving for a year. However, his license was never suspended due to several lapses at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
The lapses allowed not only Zhukovskyy, but hundreds of other motorists whose licenses should have been suspended, to slip through the cracks. After the lapses were discovered, the state suspended more than 500 licenses in just a few days.
In Zhukovskyy’s case, the system was unable to process the DUI, which occurred in Connecticut, so it was supposed to have been manually processed. However, no one was assigned to check these cases, so they fell by the wayside.
Zhukovskyy has been charged with seven counts of negligent homicide in the case and has pleaded not guilty.