Illegal Immigrant’s Drunk Driving Kills Washington State Patrol Trooper in Tragic Incident

Biden’s administration has yet again claimed a victim for its refusal to take action in the border crisis. A Washington State Patrol trooper lost his life only days after Laken Riley, a Georgia college student was allegedly killed by an illegal alien in Georgia.

Officer Christopher Gadd, 27, was patrolling Marysville in Washington on Saturday morning. Raul Benitez, a 33-year-old Mexican national, is accused of crashing into Gadd’s patrol car following a heavy consumption of alcohol and marijuana.

Officials said that the man accused of killing a Washington State Patrol Trooper by crashing into his car is not an American citizen.

Investigators claim that Raul Benitez-Santana killed Trooper Christopher Gadd, 27, over the weekend. FOX 13 News has obtained probable cause documents that show Benitez had bloodshot, and swollen eyes and admitted smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol before driving.

Seattle Enforcement and Removal Operations, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, placed a detainer at the Snohomish County Jail on behalf of Benitez Santana. Santana is a Mexican citizen.

The consequences of this incident go far beyond the immediate loss. It’s always tragic when someone dies in an accident caused by drunk driving. When it’s someone who wasn’t supposed to be here in the first instance, it highlights the importance of a system that adequately screens those seeking entry into the country while excluding those who could cause harm.

Santana’s legal problems were a major problem.

Benitez-Santana arrived in the U.S. unknown, but Seattle Enforcement and Removal Operations encountered him for the first time in 2013. He was arrested after failing to appear in court on charges of driving with a suspended license.

Benitez was sentenced to 90 prison days for possession of marijuana, but 87 days were suspended.

Other convictions include multiple convictions of driving with a suspension of license, multiple tickets issued for exceeding the speed limit by more than 49 miles per hour, and multiple orders of protection due to domestic violence.

The suspect, given all these criminal displays, should have been expelled long ago. Under the Biden administration, America’s immigration and border security system is woefully insufficient to deal with the ongoing influx of asylum seekers and illegal migrants into the country.

The untimely death of Trooper Gadd is a stark reminder of the negative consequences of bad policies, especially in immigration. Tragedies like this one should spark productive discussions on border security, and the need for an improved immigration system. Unfortunately, it appears that the federal government will not be able to handle the situation. The question to ask is, how many more people must be injured before our leaders act?