An illegal immigrant from Mexico who has been deported from the U.S. five times was sentenced to nine months in jail Monday for his third DUI in Virginia.
Mario Santos-Ochoa, 44, who has been in the U.S. illegally for 28 years, received his jail sentence Monday. Immigration officials placed a detainer on him, meaning he could be deported after he finishes his nine-month jail sentence, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. (RELATED: Illegal Alien Suspect In DUI Death Of Colts Player Charged With Immigration Felony)
Santos-Ochoa was deported five times between September 1997 and September 2014, according to Fox News and has been raising his four kids in the U.S.
“He is a danger to Chesterfield and a danger to the community,” Chesterfield prosecutor Ben Garrison said to the paper.
He was convicted three times in federal court in Texas of re-entering the U.S. and was deported in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Santos-Ochoa was sentenced to seven months, 180 days and 15 months, respectively, in federal prison, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in southern Texas.
Santos-Ochoa’s blood alcohol content registered 0.11 percent, 0.3 of a percent above the legal driving limit of 0.08 percent.
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