By ANDREW MARTINEZ
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy is asking a judge to toss evidence offered by witnesses who allegedly saw him drive erratically before his pickup truck slammed into and killed seven bikers last June in New Hampshire.
Zhukovskyy, facing 23 charges including homicide in the deaths of seven Jarheads Motorcycle Club members in a fiery wreck on U.S. 2 on June 21 of last year in Randolph, N.H., also made requests last week to toss various evidence related to his checkered past.
The West Springfield man is contesting witness accounts of his alleged erratic driving before the crash, as described by a passer-by, three Littleton, N.H., firefighters and two employees of an auto dealer, one of whom called Zhukovskyy’s pickup driving like a “a bat out of hell.”
Zhukovskyy’s lawyers also want a judge to prevent prosecutors from presenting evidence of his alleged heroin overdose and revival after three doses of Narcan administered by emergency responders last May in Agawam.