An illegal immigrant from Mexico has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk and causing the crash that killed Hollywood director
U.S. authorities have placed an immigration hold on a 24-year-old Mexican national arrested on suspicion of driving drunk and causing the crash that killed "A Christmas Story" director Bob Clark and his son.
The action means Hector Velazquez-Nava, an illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles, will be turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and placed in deportation proceedings once his local case is completed. He was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter, and was being held on $100,000 (€74,777) bail.
If he posts bail, Velazquez-Nava will be taken into federal custody, ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said.
Police said Velazquez-Nava steered his sport utility vehicle into the wrong highway lane early Wednesday, striking Clark's car head-on. The filmmaker and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, died at the scene.
Authorities said Velazquez-Nava was driving without a license. He and a passenger were treated for minor injuries.
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