MAY 13, 2009
An illegal immigrant being tried in North Carolina this week for murdering a 7-year-old boy had been previously arrested and charged with drunken driving five times.
Incredibly, the illegal alien (Hipolito Hernandez) was repeatedly released from custody and last spring ran over the Four Oaks boy while driving intoxicated in a stolen car. The boy was trying to cross the roadway in front of his grandmother’s home when the drunken Hernandez ran off the road onto a curve at 70 miles per hour and plowed into him.
Police determined that Hernandez had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit and witnesses testified that he fled on foot from the crash scene without bothering to check the boy’s condition. He was arrested about an hour later with the help of a Good Samaritan.
This week the illegal alien, who has several aliases, is finally being tried in Johnston County for second-degree murder, felony hit and run, felony assault, driving while impaired, reckless driving, operating a stolen motor vehicle, and driving without a license.
This tragic case is the result of sanctuary policies adopted by cities and counties nationwide to protect illegal immigrants from deportation. North Carolina has four known illegal immigrant sanctuaries—Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh and Winston—and many others that have similar hands off policies regarding immigration.
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