Skip to comments.Driver accused in crash that killed director pleads not guilty (Illegal Immigrant)
Posted on 04/06/2007 4:38:06 PM PDT by kcvl
Velazquez-Nava, 24, had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit when the crash occurred early Wednesday on Pacific Coast Highway, police said. He is a native of Mexico who federal authorities said was in the U.S. illegally.
The crash killed Clark, the director of "A Christmas Story" and the "Porky's" movies, and his son Ariel, 22.
Velazquez-Nava suffered minor injuries in the accident.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Today’s Los Angeles Times reports that Hector Velazquez-Nava was driving not just drunk but three times the legal limit when he collided with Bob Clark and his son on Wednesday night. The man who killed Bob Clark is listed as a resident of Los Angeles but, according to E Online, he is officially a Mexican national illegally in the United States. Spokeswoman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Lori Haley, confirmed that Hector Velazquez-Nava was in the country illegally.
TMZ reports that Hector Velazquez-Nava was charged today with two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while he was intoxicated. If he is convicted in the deaths of Bob Clark and his son, Hector Velazquez-Nava might go to jail for twelve years. The site reports, in conflict with the Times, that Hector Velazquez-Nava pleaded not guilty to the charges after they were issued, but both sources note that he’s being kept in jail unable to pay a $200,000 bail.
I say we poke his eye out.
I can’t believe the same guy directed BOTH of these movies. A Christmas Story is about as wholesome as you can get but Porky’s originally got an “X” rating, later cut to “R”.
More ammunition for O’reilly to yell at Geraldo over.
Did ya’ll see that on “The Factor” last night?
If you didn’t you may have heard about it on just about any talk radio show today.
Both them boys about had a full meltdown. It was excellent.
I had the Fox News Channel on this morning. I wasn’t actually watching it, but only listening as I was doing some things on the computer. At one point there was a segment which showed a heated argument between Bill O’Reilly and Geraldo Rivera. I’m assuming the confrontation took place on Bill’s show last night(?), and that it was about this accident. Bill was making a point about the guy being an illegal alien and how he should have been tossed out of the country by authorities after his first arrest, and Geraldo was arguing that it wasn’t an issue of the guy being here illegally; that the issue was drunk driving. It was a pretty heated discussion with both men pointing their fingers in the others’ face. I didn’t see the actual program with the full exchange, so I don’t know how it actually started.
No insurance either. This is so common. Many cases the alien never gets charged, never sees the inside of a jail and doesn't go to court, yet remains in the country. Privileged characters. When will law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, immigration services and others involved start doing their jobs?
The libs will send in their lawyers to defend him if he becomes a “cause”.
Please give him the same jail conditions of his wonderful homeland. We can't have him getting home sick now.
But here's the part I can't understand: They never even arrested this POS for manslaughter! He apparently got away scot-free.
A few years later, my friend lost another of his three kids to a hit-and-run driver in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they had moved some years prior. That driver has never been found. He plowed into the girl and kept on going. It is not known for sure, but according to witnesses he might have been Hispanic.
It was pretty funny. Geraldo simply wouldn’t consider the fact that the director and his son wouldn’t have been killed if the guy hadn’t been here illegally. Obviously drunk drivers are a hugh problem in this country. In the recent past several people have been killed in accidents with illegals. Geraldo deserved a smackdown.
If he took out a gun and shot these people would it be just a case of homicide? If he sold them drugs and they were Overdoses, would it be just another Drug case?
The reason they are dead is because this person is here to perform the crime. And he has no legal right to be here. There is something wrong with the argument that this tragedy was just another Drunken Driver on the road.
September 19, 2005
Geraldo Rivera, senior correspondent for Fox News, told a group of Hispanic journalists vigilantes had created "hysteria along the borders" and advised his colleagues not to "let your newsroom push you around on the issue of immigration."
"Bust them on their hypocrisy," Rivera said at the annual awards gala of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington last week, according to a report by the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education.
It was a set-up.
The cops that arrested hime are looking over their shoulder for Johnny Sutton.
The good news is that if he does manage to post bail ICE will take custody of him.
If he posts bail, Velazquez-Nava would be taken into federal custody on the immigration hold, [ICE spokeswoman Virginia] Kice said.
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