By: Kyle James | 10-21-2018 | News
Photo credit: York County Sheriff's Office

Illegal Immigrant Crashes While Driving Drunk With Four Kids

York County police say a woman was driving drunk with her children in the car on Interstate 77. 25-year-old Teresa Antonia Caceras-Rivera was charged with DUI, child endangerment and driving with no driver license. Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say Rivera had her four children with her when she crashed on I-77 northbound near mile marker 80.

The crash occurred around 11 p.m., but none of the children were killed in the accident, according to patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller. Rivera lost control of the car, and it went off the right side of the road where it hit an embankment and flipped. The severe crash left all four of Rivera's children injured.

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All four children were taken to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment, according to Miller. Rivera has been living in Denver, N.C. and herself was not injured in the crash. She is suspected of being in the country illegally and was arrested at the scene of the crash. The police are still working to determine if the four children all belong to Rivera.

She is being held at the York County jail on no bond by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. The presence of an ICE detainer typically indicates she is a foreign national with a pending order for removal from the country, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said.

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An ICE detainer was issued for Rivera which serves as a notice to local law enforcement that the person is suspected of being in the country illegally. A detainer also allows for local authorities in Lancaster County to hold Rivera without bond pending trial since she is suspected of being in the country illegally.

ICE detainers have become controversial in liberal states such as California where local law enforcement often refuse to comply. York County police held a Turkish basketball player named Mumin Tunc for federal officials in 2017 when he was suspected of being in the country illegally.

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The seven-foot, teenage basketball player Mumic Tunc spend almost a week in the York County jail on an immigration detainer in March of 2017. While in custody, Tunc made statements to investigators that led federal agents to arrest his coach. The coach, Michael Rawson, a citizen of the United Kingdom, is facing five years in federal prison and deportation.

Rawson lied to federal authorities to stay in the United States so he could continue to run his basketball team. The coach admitted to keeping his players in a barn while they were supposed to be in school. Tunc was later released and deported to Turkey.

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