The Associated Press reports that a man has been arrested for crashing into an NFL player and Uber driver in Indiana while driving illegally, and it is suspected he was also under the influence. Miguel Orrego-Savala, 37, faces felony charges for causing the death of Jeffrey Monroe, 54, and Edwin Jackson, 26, a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts.
Orrego-Savala was driving on the interstate when Monroe and Jackson were standing outside of Monroe’s vehicle and he hit them both with his truck. It was found that he has been deported twice before to his home country of Guatemala, and was currently in the country illegally. He is being charged with causing death while driving intoxicated.
After the crash, Orrego-Savala was taken to the hospital, where his blood alcohol level was found to be 0.19, which is more than twice the state’s legal limit.
He had previously been deported in both 2007 and 2009, and is currently living in the U.S. illegally. Federal prosecutors have also charged him with illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. The federal charges will be heard in court after state’s case against him is resolved.
Orrego-Savala also had a conviction for driving under the influence in California in 2005, as well as other convictions and arrests on his prior record, says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
He pleaded no contest to two separate drunk driving charges in 2005 and served a short time in jail. He is currently being held in Indianapolis. Through an interpreter at his initial hearing, he told the judge he was not driving the car and didn’t understand why he was there. Police reports, however, don’t state that there were any other people inside the truck.
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