BOSTON - More than 1,600 Massachusetts drivers have had their licenses suspended following a Registry of Motor Vehicles review prompted by a deadly crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire.
The unprocessed out-of-state violations were discovered in bins at registry headquarters and during a search of the agency's archives dating to 2011.
A Friday memo from top registry and transportation officials also said there's no evidence that the registry had a consistent practice of sending out mail or electronic notification of violations or suspension actions taken in Massachusetts to other states in real time.
.#BREAKING: @MassDOT says it has now also started its review of 5.2 million MA licenses against the National Driver Registry. There are no results yet from that massive review of Massachusetts licenses triggered by the previous mishandling of driver violations. @boston25— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) July 12, 2019
Connecticut officials twice alerted Massachusetts about a drunken driving arrest against the driver charged in the June 21 crash, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, but Massachusetts failed to act to suspend his license.
Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty.
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