Much has been made about the fact that Westfield Transportation continued to employ Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, even after his second DUI in Connecticut on May 11, 2019. Had they not done so he never would’ve been in the position to kill seven bikers in New Hampshire last Friday afternoon.
However, the fact that he even had a CDL to begin with is an even bigger issue. Shady companies do not answer to the taxpayers, but the Massachusetts RMV does. Yesterday the head of the RMV fell on her sword and likely will receive a golden parachute from the state in the form of a healthy pension and a new state job down the line. But she doesn’t personally approve of all CDL applications, and the people who actually allowed this to happen are still gainfully employed. Thus the problem has not been properly dealt with.
To show you just how outrageous this is a turtle rider contacted us and told us that she was a refused a CDL permit by the Massachusetts RMV because of an unpaid seatbelt ticket in Connecticut from 2011. Here’s the rejection letter.
The rejection letter came within the last 2 months but the date has been redacted in order to protect the source.
Here’s the ticket the State of Connecticut gave her when she contacted them.
A $92 seatbelt ticket in Somers, CT eight years ago. The Massachusetts RMV was somehow fully aware of this, but NOT aware that just six weeks ago Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was arrested for DUI in the same state. This is what they want the public to believe. Either they are incompetent or intentionally let Zhukovskyy skirt the rules.
This is the rule book for safety regulations the FMCA puts out.
One year suspension. Even for people arrested while doing so in a non-CMV.
Charlie Baker owes it to the families of the 7 deceased, two of who are from Massachusetts, to order a thorough investigation of the RMV, find out all parties who allowed this to happen, fire them without severance packages, and charge them appropriately. Their negligence directly contributed to this tragedy.
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