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- Gustavo Perez Arriaga, the suspected drunk driver accused of fatally shooting a California police officer, was captured.
- Perez Arriaga surrendered to authorities after he tried to flee back to Mexico.
- Perez Arriaga crossed the border in Arizona several years ago and had worked a variety of jobs as a laborer.
- He had two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suspected drunk driver accused of fatally shooting the California police officer who pulled him over was captured Friday as he tried to flee back to Mexico, where he lived before illegally crossing into the US, authorities said.
The sheriff whose agency was leading the investigation blamed California’s sanctuary law for preventing local authorities from reporting Gustavo Perez Arriaga’s previous arrests to federal immigration officials. If the suspect had been deported, he said, Cpl. Ronil Singh of the tiny Newman Police Department would still be alive.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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