OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities say a man charged in a crash that killed a Kansas deputy could face eventual deportation proceedings because of suspected immigration violations and a previous drunken driving conviction in California.
Adrian Espinosa-Flores, of Kansas City, Kansas, is being held in Johnson County on $2 million bond after being charged in the drunken driving crash that killed Johnson County Sheriff’s Master Deputy Brandon Collins. Collins was making a routine traffic stop Sunday when a pickup hit his stopped patrol car.
The public defender for Espinosa-Flores didn’t immediately return a call.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is seeking custody of Espinosa-Flores if he’s released from custody in Kansas. ICE says he’d face deportation proceedings because of a 2001 DUI conviction in California.
ICE only places detainers on people suspected of violating U.S. Immigration law.
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday for Collins at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe.
He will be buried Saturday in Oilton, Oklahoma.