New RMV Oversight Hearing Scheduled After First Abruptly Ends

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Another oversight hearing on the Massachusetts RMV is scheduled for Tuesday. This comes after a hearing set for last week was abruptly cancelled when key witnesses didn’t show up.

The RMV is currently being investigated after a crash in New Hampshire last month left seven motorcyclists dead.

The crash was allegedly caused by a Massachusetts driver who was supposed to have his license suspended following two drunk driving charges in Connecticut. However, it never was due to lapses in the RMV’s notification system.

Among the officials who did not show at last week’s hearing was recently resigned RMV head Erin Deveney, although she had been expected to attend.

MassDOT Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and acting Registrar of Motor Vehicles Jamey Tesler were the only officials to appear at the hearing.

Lawmakers expressed frustration about the absences. A motion for recess was approved.

The recent review of the RMV has caused the suspension of at least 1,600 licenses.

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