The motive force of a truck that ploughed head-on into a bunch of riders, killing seven and injuring a number of others, is searching for launch from jail pending his trial date which has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The biker bloodbath occurred in New Hampshire on Father’s Day 2019 when the Marine Jarheads Bike Membership was heading out for a charity run.
Attorneys for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 24, have now filed a movement for his conditional launch in Coos County Superior Courtroom.
Zhukovskyy has two prior drink-driving convictions but nonetheless held a Massachusetts business driver’s license.
Relying on verdicts, he faces greater than 100 years’ jail time. New Hampshire is now contemplating rising jail time for any driver who kills one other after earlier drunk driving convictions.
Bail has already been rejected for Zhukovskyy as a result of his report confirmed he had a “sample of illicit drug and alcohol use”.
One month earlier than the crash, Zhukovskyy was arrested in Connecticut for driving underneath the affect and refused to take a breathalyser take a look at. His business driver’s license in Massachusetts ought to have been suspended.
The brand new movement for a bail listening to states Zhukovskyy was presupposed to have confronted trial in November however due to the pandemic, the trial might not start till March 2021.
Zhukovsky’s defence attorneys have beforehand filed motions to dam proof together with a crash he was concerned in simply weeks earlier than the motorbike bloodbath in addition to statements from three witnesses who declare to have seen him driving erratically on the day.
The attorneys additionally claimed lead rider of the Marine Jarheads Bike Membership was over the centre line and had a blood alcohol focus of 0.135.
Nonetheless, eyewitnesses say the truck was over the centre line.
Zhukovskyy was arrested close to his residence in West Springfield, Massachusetts, three days after the carnage.
He faces a fugitive-from-justice cost, seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide-DUI, seven counts of negligent murder, one rely of aggravated driving whereas intoxicated, and one rely of reckless conduct.