• Probe prompts more than 1,600 driver license suspensions

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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