NFL player Edwin Jackson killed in accident with suspected drunk, undocumented, twice deported driver


From the Indianapolis Star:

Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson and an Uber driver were both killed early Sunday after being struck by a suspected drunken driver along Interstate 70.

According to the Indiana State Police, the crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday along the westbound lanes of I-70, just west of Holt Road.

Police said Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe of Avon were standing near a stopped vehicle when a black Ford F-150 pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder and struck them both.

The driver accused of killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe was an undocumented immigrant who used a fake name and has been deported twice in the past.

Indiana State Police detectives have determined the driver was 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, a citizen of Guatemala. He gave police the alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales after the early Sunday crash that killed Jackson and Monroe.

Officials said he had been deported in 2007 and in 2009

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What happens to my CCL if I get a DUI while carrying a weapon?

I am writing this post because I recently got this question.

Under Illinois’s concealed carry law 430 ILCS 66/70(d) :

A licensee shall not carry a concealed firearm while under the influence of alcohol,
other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or combination of compounds, or any
combination thereof, under the standards set forth in subsection (a) of
Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

    A licensee in violation of this subsection (d) shall be guilty of a Class
A misdemeanor for a first or second violation and a Class 4 felony for a
third violation. The Department may suspend a license for up to 6
months for a second violation and shall permanently revoke a license for
a third violation.

Pretty straightforward, isn’t it?



Harold Wallin chosen as One of Chicago’s Top Three DUI Lawyers for fourth year in a row


For the last four years, the rating site “ThreeBestRated” has put out its list of the Top Three DWI (DUI) Lawyers in Chicago.  And for the fourth year, Harold L. Wallin has made the list.  He is the only attorney who has made the list each year.

According to their website, the ratings are based on their “50-Point Inspection [which] includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence.”