Ok, so an ILLEGAL drunk driver has a VALID Maryland license? Does that make sense to anyone?
An illegal immigrant who had been charged with negligent driving after law enforcement said he crashed his car while driving impaired on I-83 in Jun has been indicted on a charge of auto manslaughter, prosecutors announced this morning.
Freddy Alberto Cortez Flores, 22, of Hyattsville, was speeding sixty five mph, twenty five mph over the posted limit, in the far left lane of the highway near Guilford Avenue when prosecutors said he lost control of his car and struck a Jersey wall about one a.m. on Jun 21.
His passenger, Carlos O. Cardoza Portillo, was partially ejected from the car and his right arm and head was dragged 567 feet against the concrete wall and a chain link fence, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office said. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Law enforcement said Flores’ speech was slurred and that officers detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Cortez told law enforcement he had swerved to avoid a vehicle that had cut him off. His blood alcohol level was determined to be .09 percent, according to law enforcement charging documents.
Cortez, who has a valid MD driver’s license, is being held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency as put a detainer on him to prevent his release from custoy and could begin deportation proceedings after his trial in Baltimore.