An Idaho inmate claims authorities illegally prevented him from posting bond because of his citizenship status.
The Idaho Statesman reports Senobio Padilla-Arredondo, in a lawsuit filed Friday, says he was arrested on Jan. 22, 2016, charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence, and his bond was set at $1,250.
The suit claims Padilla-Arredondo's spouse was told she couldn't pay that bond the day of his arrest.
The lawsuit states Canyon County staff turned away Padilla-Arredondo's spouse two more times.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lodged an immigration detainer against Padilla-Arredondo on March 10, his sentencing day.
Prior to that date, there was no detainer in place -- and the suit claims the county's refusal to let his spouse post his bond was illegal.
County officials could not be reached for comment.
(by Associated Press)