The latest news from the Randolph motorcycle mayhem just underlines how senseless and infuriating was the loss of those seven lives this summer.
It is hardly surprising that a federal report alleges that truck driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy tested positive for drugs in his system after his truck’s flatbed trailer cut through and killed former U.S. Marines and their friends.
Zhukovskyy’s driving record is peppered with such violations.
It is inexcusable that the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles let sit unopened the evidence that would have taken away the man’s commercial license.
It wasn’t just this man’s license that was involved. The evidence shows that boxes and boxes of information flagged from other states sat for months or even years in Bay State storage rooms.
New Hampshire is doing its own audit of its procedures in this regard. It needs to be thorough. New Hampshire and other states also need to make sure to look at an apparent loophole regarding commercial license suspensions.
Zhukovskyy’s trailer was under the gross weight that would require a commercial license. But any serious driving infraction ought to keep a driver off the road, no matter what type of license he is holding.