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Previously deported illegal alien charged in near-fatal DUI crash in Arizona

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On New Year's Eve, a Pima County sheriff's deputy arrested Alfonso Gutierrez-Mateo, 34, after a chase which ended in a head-on collision, leaving one woman critically injured.

Gutierrez-Mateo was initially spotted at the intersection of Speedway and Painted Hills Road, in Tucson, driving the wrong way with his headlights off, according to court documents.

A mile and a half later, Gutierrez-Mateo slammed his pick up truck, head-on into another vehicle, injuring two women.

One of those injured is still listed in critical condition.

A blood test revealed that the Mexican national had a Blood Alcohol Content of .28, more than three times the legal limit.

Gutierrez-Mateo has been charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated assault, two counts of criminal damage, fleeing from law enforcement and driving on a suspended license. He is currently being held at the Pima County Jail on an immigration detainer.

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Gutierrez-Mateo actually has a long history of run-ins with the law...

KGUN reported:

A check of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases indicates Mr. Mateo-Gutierrez, a Mexican national, has had multiple immigration enforcement encounters with DHS agencies between 2001 and 2013, including several voluntary returns and formal removals to Mexico," ICE spokesperson Amber Cargile said in an email [Gutierrez-Mateo] has been cited multiple times for driving with a suspended license.

The illegal alien spent 10 months in Wilmot State Prison for aggravated DUI, and was deported back to Mexico in 2008.

At the time of his latest arrest, Gutierrez-Mateo had an outstanding warrant against him for another DUI case from November 2011.

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