Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 2:37pm
Drunk driver to be deported
A landscaper involved in a fatal drunken-driving crash is expected to be deported to Mexico after finishing his prison sentence.
Jesus Juarez-Perez was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for a January crash that killed a New Castle man and injured two others.
His blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit when his car crossed a center line and collided head-on with another vehicle.
The 32-year-old Juarez-Perez apologized in court as he spoke through a translator.
The News Journal reports Juarez-Perez is an illegal immigrant, and lawyers expect him to be deported after he finishes his sentence.
A Superior Court judge ruled that Juarez-Perez would have to serve the full sentence of 10 years if he's not deported and returns to Delaware.
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