According to other news reports at the time, and jail records, this individual
is not only in fact an illegal alien from Mexico, but his "various other
misdemeanor charges" also included driving with suspended driving
"privileges." In other words, he was caught before, but was not
properly held accountable at the time for being in this country illegally, as he
should have been.Is it relevant that this individual was an illegal
alien? It sure is. As a society, we accept, if somewhat
reluctantly, the risks associated with driving and bicycling around people who
have the basic right to be in this country in the first place. It
is an altogether different matter in the case of illegal aliens, who have no
right to be here. And rightly so. Life carries with it enough
risks as it is. It is one of the principal reasons illegal immigration should
not be tolerated.
This is why DUI check points are needed a life was needlessly take, because of a
drunkdriver who also left the scene of an accident. I hope this man gets the
harshes sentence that is possiable. I have been to way too many scenes where
alcohol or speed has been a factor. I am a retired State Trooper from the south.
I furture believe that when tools are taken away from us in doing our job. My
prayer are still with the family that has lost a Love one do to this crime of
the DUI driver.