Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 24, was arrested near his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts, three days after the carnage on a fugitive-from-justice charge.
He has also been charged withseven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide-DUI, seven counts of negligent homicide, one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and one count of reckless conduct.
Depending on verdicts, he faces more than 100 years’ jail time. However, New Hampshire is now considering increasing jail time for any driver who kills another after previous drunk driving convictions.
Zhukovskyy has two prior drink-driving convictions yet still held a Massachusetts commercial driver’s license.
The state is also planning to allow the Director of Motor Vehicles to suspend or revoke an out-of-state truckers’ right to drive in a direct response to the multi-fatal.
Zhukovskyy is allegedly to have crossed the centre yellow line and run into a group of oncoming riders from the JarHeads Marine veterans group on their way to a charity event.