(HOUSTON CHRONICLE) — A suspected drunken driver accused of crashing into a home, killing one child and injuring another, is being held without bail after a judge heard Monday that he may not be in this country legally.

Luis Hector Lopez-Rodriguez, 27, is accused of losing control of the blue Ford Crown Victoria he was driving and plowing into the front porch of a southwest Houston apartment, where two children were playing during a Saturday night party.

During a brief court appearance Monday, Magistrate Judge Blanca Villagomez said federal officials have put a hold on Lopez-Rodriguez. That action typically means his immigration status is in question. He apparently is a Mexican citizen.

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