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Homeless Illegal Alien Plows Into Gulfport Business
Man Had No Insurance, Drivers License

Keith Burton - GCN  10/7/07

Another incident involving a Mexican driver on the Coast.

Police Friday night arrested Alexander Garcia Contreras, 26 of Oaxaca, Mexico after he plowed into a Gulfport business near Ashley Road in Orange Grove.

The incident occurred around midnight. Police arrested Contreras on a variety of charges including DUI, no license, no insurance and fleeing the scene of an accident.

Contreras is currently a resident of the Harrison County Jail under a bond totaling $1,920. A report listed on the Harrison County Sheriff website for Contreras listed his local address as "homeless."

He ran into a building that houses the Strojny and Strojny Financial Services and a styling salon called Just Your Style Salon. Thousands of dollars in damages occurred at the site.

Police across the Coast have reported numerous incidents involving illegal immigrants and drunk driving. Just about a month ago a illegal alien pulled in front of a motorcycle on U.S. 49, killing a Saucier husband and wife. Their adult son riding behind in another vehicle saw the accident. In most cases, the foreign drivers do not have insurance, correct registration of their vehicles in Mississippi, or have a valid driver's license.

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