Federal authorities have filed a new immigration charge against a Guatemalan man suspected in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man in Indiana.
Tuesday that previous year Orrego-Savala, under the name Alex Cabrera-Gonsales, had been charged with and pleaded guilty to driving without ever having received a license.
Orrego-Savala's blood alcohol level was at 0.239 at the time of the crash, which is about three times the legal limit, reported the Indianapolis Star.
Orrego-Savala does not now have an attorney, but one will be appointed before Wednesday morning's initial hearing. Federal prosecutors spell his name as Orrego-Zavala, but the compliant lists "Orrego-Savala" as among his aliases. After an attacker, originally from Uzbekistan according to authorities, drove through a crowd of NY pedestrians and killed eight in November, Trump called for an immigration crackdown. Indianapolis television station WRTV reported that Orrego-Savala told the judge through an interpreter: "I wasn't driving the auto".
According to the complaint, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested him in October 2006, deporting him to Guatemala in January 2007, at which time he was barred from returning to the United States for 10 years.
Aside from Orrego-Savala's two prior deportations, he was convicted in 2005 for driving under the influence in Redwood City, Calif., ICE reports.
Jeffrey Monroe, 54, had been an Uber driver for more than two years.
He faces up to 10 years in prison on that charge, which will be handled after in authorities resolve the Jackson case.
"This was a completely preventable tragedy", he told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!" "State police investigators are working with U.S. Federal Immigration Officials and they have placed a hold on Orrego-Savala".
On Sunday, Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe were fatally struck on I-70 by a suspected drunk driver. "We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of both men during this hard time".
When Orrego-Savala appeared before the judge he was assisted by an interpreter. He also has numerous other misdemeanor convictions and arrests in California and in, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Alberico.
Police believe Monroe had stopped to help Jackson who had become ill that morning.