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NFL Linebacker Killed by Intoxicated Mexican Immigrant Who Tried to Flee

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The Mexican immigrant may or may not have been legal, but he wasn’t an asset to this nation either way.

We don’t know yet if the Mexican immigrant was a documented drunk driver or not. But he didn’t have a drivers’ license and he attempted to flee the scene of the accident, where he fatally injured Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man.

If this Mexican immigrant came legally, what criteria was used to allow him to come to the United States? If we must accept immigrants (!), can’t we take them from populations that are likely to obey the law, not evade law enforcement, and qualify for a driver’s license?

 

The Washington Times reports, “Mexican immigrant without license accused in DUI death of Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.

Police say 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales drove a black Ford F-150 pickup truck onto the emergency shoulder along Interstate 70 around 4 a.m. Sunday, plowed into a ride-share vehicle, and killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe of Avon.

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Mr. Cabrera Gonsales didn’t have a driver’s license, tried to flee the scene of the accident and had a blood-alcohol level of at least .15 (nearly twice the legal limit), authorities said.

The booking document, which specifies that Mr. Cabrera Gonsales has a detainer request on him, does not say whether was in the U.S. illegally or as a legal permanent resident who can still be deported for a serious crime.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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