Suspect in NFL player’s death has DUI conviction

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Federal immigration authorities said a drunk-driving suspect who killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man had a prior DUI conviction.

The Colts’ Edwin Jackson, 26, and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe, 54, were fatally injured in the weekend collision as they stood outside Monroe’s car along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Alberico said Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, was convicted of a DUI in Redwood City, California, in 2005 and has several misdemeanor convictions and arrests in California and Indiana.

Orrego-Savala is a Guatemalan citizen who was in the U.S. illegally. He was deported in 2007 and again in 2009.

He remained in jail on Tuesday, Feb. 6, but had not been formally charged in the crash.

President Donald Trump said it was “disgraceful” that an Indianapolis Colts player was killed by a suspected drunk driver who was in the U.S. illegally.

The president also prodded Democrats to work with him on illegal immigration and border security.

During his campaign, Trump regularly pointed to crimes connected to illegal immigration as evidence the U.S. needed to build a wall along the Mexican border and tighten immigration policies. As president, he has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities with sanctuary city policies.

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