DUI charges have been upgraded against an undocumented immigrant who authorities say crashed into a Rankin County Deputy on Friday.
Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said Nehemias Abraham Tema-Lopez now faces DUI mayhem under the influence of alcohol causing serious injuries.
He was also charged with lack of a driver's license and insurance.
Deputy Dustin Smith was injured in the accident on Highway 43 in Rankin County.
Investigators said the deputy was responding to a call when the SUV crossed the center line and hit his patrol cruiser.
Smith has undergone surgery and is recovering at home.
Tema-Lopez remains in the Rankin County jail .
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