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The 23-year-old pickup truck driver with a history of traffic arrests, which are blamed for killing seven motorcyclists in a fatal crash in New Hampshire last summer, has been indicted on 23 charges and could face up to 378 years in prison if convicted.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, a Ukrainian native living in Boston, Mass., that turned out to be under the control of one or more of the drugs at the time, was indicted by a video on Aug. 5, The Associated Press reported.
He has been jailed without bail since June 21 crash in Randolph, about 100 miles north of Concord.
Earlier, he had pleaded not guilty.
Back in June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) filed a detainer against Zhukovskyy, looking at the potential to deport him to after the procedure.
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Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, is seen in a booking photo released earlier this year, was indicted on charges including negligent homicide. East Windsor Police via AP, File
The Coös County grand jury issued the indictments on Thursday on seven counts of negligent homicide, seven counts of negligent homicide — driving under the influence, with seven counts of manslaughter-reckless; one count of driving while intoxicated; and one count of reckless conduct.
The negligent homicide DUI costs are accused of Zhukovskyy of driving while under the influence of any controlled drug or drugs at the time of the crash; the murder charges accusing Zhukovskyy of driving recklessly and swerving over the center line on Route 2.
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Back in August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said that a toxicology report showed Zhukovskyy tested positive for an unspecified drug that is made it is not safe to drive in his pick-up truck crossed the center yellow line and crashed into the motorcyclists.
Zhukovskyy also said that he was in for a pre-dinner drink in the passenger side of the truck just before the crash, according to the report. The battle was described as “inattentive driving.”
Fox News’ Tamara Gitt, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.