The Mexican man arrested for killing a Indianapolis Colts player in a car accident Sunday was wanted for deportation, drunk and driving without a license, the arresting police officers say.
Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two people killed in the crash, The Washington Times reports:
“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.”
“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.”
“It is believed Gonsales was intoxicated and was driving without a license,” Sgt. John Perrine of the Indiana State Police told reporters.
Gonsales is also in the U.S. illegally, Washington Times research reveals:
“Booking documents from the Marion County Jail, which can be searched for at http://inmateinfo.indy.gov/IML and found at case number 1804804, show that Mr. Cabrera Gonsales is an immigrant from Mexico who is subject to deportation.”
Reacting to the news, Indiana Republican Rep. Todd Rokita blamed soft border laws and lax immigration enforcement that allowed a twice-deported illegal alien to remain in the U.S. - and called for an end to sanctuary cities, the building of a border wall and tightened border security.