My cousin was involved in a accident. He was driving a big rig and fell asleep behind the wheel. He crashed into a barrier, but there were no other people or vehicles involved. When police showed up they did a breathalyzer test and found him to be 1 point above legal limit. My cousin has prior DUI’s, and is going through a divorce. He thinks that with his DUI’s (which are misdemeanors) could add up and count as a felony, and can get him deported. He has legally been in the USA for 18 years and is a neutralized citizen and has 2 children who were born in the USA. He thinks it’s best for him to leave the country before they arrest him and try to deport him. But I do not see how it’s possible for a citizen to be deported for such minor offenses. The accident occurred somewhere in Colorado and he is a resident of California. He is also afraid that he may be billed for the damages to the barrier, some damages to the trailer, and especially a $9,000 tow fee. On top of that he is afraid how he will pay child support once his divorce case is settled. As a owner operator, he also has some payments left on his truck (which is a loss) and the insurance may not cover it since it was a 1 way.
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