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Possible intoxicated illegal alien jailed after smashing into car


This news story was published on March 12, 2016.
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ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – Northern Iowa law enforcement is holding a man on an ICE detainer after he allegedly drove drunk, endangering a child and smashing into traffic.

On March 10, 2016 at approximately 12:50 PM, Estherville, Iowa police were notified of a hit and run accident that had occurred at West 1st and Central Avenue. The reporting party stated his vehicle had been struck from behind by another vehicle while stopped for a traffic light at that location. The striking vehicle continued from the scene and the caller was able to follow it and contact an Emmet County Dispatcher who in turn was able to direct police officers to the striking vehicle’s location on West Central Avenue.

Upon making contact with the driver, he identified himself as Santos Hinojosa, age 38 of Estherville. Upon investigation, Estherville Police determined that Hinojosa was impaired and was placed under arrest for first offense operating while intoxicated. He was transported to the Emmet County Law Center. While at the Law Center, it was determined that this male who initially identified himself as Santos Hinojosa was actually Rosalio Martin Lopez, age 24 of Estherville.

Lopez was also charged with Forgery a class D Felony, Child Endangerment an Aggravated Misdemeanor, No Drivers License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and No Insurance which are Simple Misdemeanors and Operating While Intoxicated, a Serious Misdemeanor.

The Estherville Police Department was assisted in the identity part of the investigation by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department Jail Division.

Lopez is being held in the Emmet County Jail on an ICE hold at this time.

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7 Responses to Possible intoxicated illegal alien jailed after smashing into car

  1. Allen

    Allen Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Another wonderful illegal citizen, sponsored by the church of obamanation.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 13, 2016 at 6:38 am

    probably celabrating cause he got a job at the pig killing plant

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Should have given him a warning, like Klemas got.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Oh no, they are just picking on him because he is illegal.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    As clinton would say -what does it matter and the old coot sanders would cal the anti american aclu.