Sunday, April 13, 2008

Myrick cites DWI statistics among illegals in support of legislation

In support of legislation she has introduced which would mandate the deportation of illegal aliens convicted of driving while intoxicated, North Carolina Congresswoman Sue Myrick has released numbers showing widespread drunk driving among illegal aliens in North Carolina. According to officials in the county sheriffs’ offices, almost 1,000 illegal immigrants were charged in 2007 with drunken driving.

The sheriff's offices broke down the percentage of DWI arrests only for illegal immigrants, not for other inmates.

The Scott Gardner Act is named after a Gaston County high school teacher, killed in 2005 by an illegal immigrant driving under the influence. The bill is now before a Homeland Security subcommittee.

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