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Man suspected of killing 8-year-old in DUI crash arrested again following ICE hold

Karmjit Singh, 35, was previously convicted of driving under the influence in 2016, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Karmjit Singh, 35, was previously convicted of driving under the influence in 2016, according to the California Highway Patrol. FRESNO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Karmjit Singh, the suspect in an alleged drunken driving crash near Selma on Saturday that killed an 8-year-old boy, was out of jail for nearly 21 hours before he was rearrested Wednesday.

According to the Fresno County Jail log, Singh was released at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday because time had expired for charges to be filed.

The California Highway Patrol in a news release said the Visalia man was rearrested at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday and “was being transported by CHP Investigators and will be booked into the Fresno County Jail” on charges of murder and driving on a suspended license.

Federal officials issued an immigration detainer for Singh earlier this week.

When he was released from jail Tuesday night, ICE agents detained Singh, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Tony Botti, before CHP officers rearrested him Wednesday.

CHP said Singh, 35, was convicted of drunken driving in 2016.

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