March 12, 2006 - Posted at 12:28 p.m. CST
OZARK, Mo. (AP) _ A high school soccer star is in jail after a
routine traffic stop determined he was in the country illegally.
Eighteen-year-old Tobias Zuniga of Springfield was arrested on
Wednesday after he was pulled over because the tinting on his
vehicle's windows was too dark.
Zuniga is a starter for the Central High School's varsity soccer
team. He told police he has lived in the area for five years and
lives with his aunt. He was ticketed for driving without a license
before being handed over to immigration officials.
His classmates are trying to raise the five thousand dollars
needed to get him out of jail pending a court hearing on his fate.
Fellow students and school administrators say they're worried he
won't get a chance to graduate from school in six weeks.