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Illegal immigrant who drove into DQ to be deported


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The illegal immigrant who drove his car into a Wilmington Dairy Queen back in May pleaded guilty to habitual drunk driving today and will be deported.

Isaias Martinez-Garcia, 28, has been convicted of driving while intoxicated five times. Garcia will now go to prison for more than two years and will be deported once he's released.

Assistant District Attorney Jon David says he's frustrated Garcia was not departed after his last conviction for habitual impaired driving.

"The decision of who to target in jail is a decision of INS," David said. "And frequently, unless someone is convicted of a serious felony, they don't necessarily deport them. In this particular case, I made the decision in an early stage to contact them and make a personal request to have this individual removed from our country because he's a clear and present danger."

David says he was happy to work with the federal agency to get maximum justice for the crime.

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