Illegal alien charged with ninth DUI in Lancaster County

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Alfredo W. Lopez


CONESTOGA TOWNSHIP, Pa.–An illegal alien was charged with his ninth DUI following a traffic stop in Lancaster County on Monday night.

Alfredo W. Lopez, 40, who is a Mexican native in the country illegally, is charged with DUI, driving without a license, providing false identification to a law enforcement officer, and other traffic violations. He was taken to York County Prison, without bail, pending¬†Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) investigation and possible deportation, investigators said.

Police responded to New Danville Pike in Conestoga Township around 8 p.m. Monday for reports of a reckless driver swerving all over the road. Lopez was spotted driving erratically, at times going 15 miles per hour in a 45 MPH speed zone, according to police reports.

When officers stopped Lopez, they noticed empty beer cans on the floor of his vehicle and an odor of alcohol. Lopez initially told police his name was Billy Salgado. After failing field sobriety tests, he was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw, police said. Lopez allegedly told hospital staff he drank six Corona beers.

Lopez, who had been living on Greenridge Drive,¬†was charged with eight DUI’s in Arizona, between 2006 and 2010, police said.

He has been deported before, according to officials.

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