Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Department head resigned from her six-figure appearance on Tuesday after her agency failed the commercial driving license of a man accused of colliding with a group of motorcyclists on a rural road in New Hampshire After one week, seven motorcyclists died.
Erin Deveney, who was registered in the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Register, announced her resignation just hours after the alleged driver involved in the terrible accident had seven cases of negligent homicide at the Friday Motorcycle Tragedy in Randolph, NH was not found guilty, the Boston Herald reported.
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Deveneys authority had not taken into account the information received in May from the CTA in Connecticut about a drunken capture involving the 23-year-old suspect, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, Massachusetts Transport Secretary, and CEO Stephanie Pollack.
Pollack said the previous arrest should have cost Zhukovsky his commercial driver's license. As a result, she accepted the resignation of Deveney, whose salary, according to Herald, was $ 143,800 a year.
Court documents state that Zhukovskyy, a Ukrainian citizen with permanent residence in the US, drove irregularly and the center crossed the line at 18:30 Friday on Highway 2, a two-lane road passing through the small town north of Mount Washington leads. His Dodge pickup towed a flatbed trailer as he plowed into the biker. All the victims were members or supporters of Marine JarHeads, a motorcycle club in New England that also includes Marines and their spouses. The killed persons were between 42 and 62 years old.
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Manny Ribeiro, who survived the crash, said Deveney's resignation was just an indication that the crash could have been prevented. But Ribeiro said it also feels like someone is running away from the problem.
"We just have to stop and leave and that's it," Ribeiro told the Associated Press. See you later, until next time, and then the next person steps back. That happens every time.
The former Chief Operating Officer of the US Department of Transportation, Jamey Tesler, will assume the role of acting registrar to conduct an in-depth review of the data sharing system between each registry to ensure that the RMV as soon as possible possible deals with all information shared by other states, "Pollack told the Herald.
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Zhukovskyy was previously arrested on May 11 at a Walmart parking lot in East Windsor, Connecticut, after failing a sobriety test. After his arrest, his license was not revoked, but in 2013 his license was withdrawn for 210 days and he was put on probation after being indicted for drunk driving in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Police in Texas informed several media that Schukowski also crashed earlier this month in a semitrailer in a suburb of Houston. Zhukovskyy told police that he had been cut off, losing control of the truck. He was not charged.
Greg Norman of Fox News, Sam Chamberlain and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.