In an interview with VICE, former Vice-President Joe Biden had this to say about illegal immigrants arrested for drunk driving:
“You only arrest for the purpose of dealing with a felony that’s committed, and I don’t consider drunk driving as a felony.”
Some Americans may take issue with that kind of viewpoint, given the seriousness of the action and the tragedies which have resulted from it in the past.
As Tony Blankley Fellow Amber Athey reports at The Daily Caller:
“10,497 people died in drunk driving related car accidents in 2016, according to the Center for Disease Control, which accounts for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S…There have been multiple high-profile incidents in the U.S. in which illegal aliens have killed citizens while drunk driving. In February 2018 a toddler was killed when an illegal alien drunkenly crashed his car into an ambulance, while another illegal alien who had been deported twice before killed an NFL player in a drunk driving accident in February 2019.”
A DUI can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on a variety of factors, including injury, blood alcohol level, other passengers and more. Regardless, this viewpoint my concerning to some policy-wise.