Judge Orders Blanca Contreras Held Without Bail
Contreras is accused of hitting and killing a Waltham man while driving last year.
Blanca Contreras, the woman accused in a hit-and-run accident that killed Waltham resident Scott Coxall in November, will not return to her native Guatemala after being ordered held without bail today in court, according to the Boston Herald.
A spokesperson for the District Attorney's office said last week that the DA planned to ask that Contreras be held without bail to prevent her from leaving the country.
In an email sent to Waltham Patch today, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Ross Feinstein said Contreras is in state custody.
"A judge revoked the previous bail that was set, and she will now be held in their custody on the pending criminal charges," Feinstein wrote. "ICE has re-lodged a detainer against her. After local charges are fully adjudicated, she will come back to ICE custody and be placed once again in removal proceedings."