An illegal immigrant is in custody following an accident with a Rankin County deputy.
According to Corporal Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the deputy was responding to call when a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling north on MS 43 crossed into the southbound lane and hit the deputy’s car.
Nehemias Abraham Tema-Lopez was arrested and charged with DUI, lack of a driver’s license and insurance after the crash.
He is being held at the Rankin County Jail.
The deputy was transported to UMMC with injuries, but is recovering.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has been notified.
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