Don't Drink & Drive: DUI Crash Injures 1st Responders And Others!


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Added: Jun 11, 2013

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The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the alleged drunk driver who police say drove through an accident scene in North Charleston last weekend, injuring several people, is an illegal alien from Mexico.

ICE Eastern Seaboard Communications Director Vincent Picard said Tuesday that the agency had placed a "detainer" on 26-year-old Felix Garcia-Romero, which ensures they will be notified by local law enforcement prior to his release from custody.

Picard said the detainer will not impede the criminal prosecution Garcia-Romero is currently undergoing.

Dash camera video released by the North Charleston Police Department Monday shows emergency personnel on scene at 3940 Ashley Phosphate Road attending to a wreck that happened earlier. A car, which authorities say was driven by Felix Garcia-Romero, can be seen crashing into a car and several people including two emergency responders.

Police say one of responders injured in the accident remains in the hospital.

Engineer Darin Kingery, a 12-year veteran with the department suffered multiple fractures following the early Saturday morning crash. Kingery is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina.

According to NCFD officials, a second firefighter, Joshua Sader, who's been with the department for six months, was treated and released the night of the crash.

Garcia-Romero, who is accused of injuring the responders and four other victims, is facing $300,000 in citations after crashing through an accident scene on 3940 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston police say the man is charged with three felony counts of driving under the influence after sending a firefighter, paramedic, and four others to the hospital.

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