Accused drunken driver in California crash was deported 15 times

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A driver suspected of driving drunk and causing a crash that caused a Southern California boy to have head injuries was deported to Mexico 15 times in the past, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was arrested in 2006 on a DUI charge, had his license suspended three other times and also was accused of a domestic violence incident by his estranged wife, 10 News reported. He was riding in a booster seat when police say Constantino Banda-Acosta plowed into his family's auto Saturday night.

Mack said Banda has been "repatriated to Mexico at least 15 times since 2002, most recently in January 2017".

The drunken driving suspect was a 38-year-old Mexican citizen who had been kicked out of the USA 15 times in the past 15 years.

Lennox's family, inclduing his parents who suffered minor injuries in the collision, are cautiously optimistic about his prognosis.

The back seat on the driver's side of the vehicle took the brunt of the impact, KGTV reported.

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American Renaissance, a white supremacist group, posted an article about Banda-Acosta, with commenters assuming he had ignored deportation orders or was a "DREAMer".

"Right now he has a lot of swelling and can't open either of his eyes so he's scared about why he can't see", his father Ben Lake told KSWB-Fox5. "He asked 'why am I so jacked up?' I told him he's going to get better and we're going to go home soon".

He - and another man arrested in connection with the crash - were both "Mexican nationals in the country illegally", the statement said.

Lake Taylor is hoping to raise $50,000 to help her brother and his family with her nephew's medical expenses. ICE cited a long-standing good relationship with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department in saying they expect him to be turned over at the resolution of this case. Illegal aliens without a license are a dime a dozen. It is also created to study statistics related to illegal immigrants and crime.

U.S. Border Patrol agents captured Banda-Acosta around 30 minutes after the accident, booking him into jail on a $100,000 bail. When they saw many victims, US Border Patrol agents called local authorities. Illegal immigration across the southern border is down 76 percent since Trump has taken office.

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