Woman who tweeted ‘2 Drunk 2 Care’ hours before causing fatal crash gets 24 years

MendozaTweet Caption: Here is a screencap of the tweet Kaila Mendoza posted hours before causing a fatal car crash. Mendoza’s blood alcohol level was nearly double the legal limit at the time of the accident. (Twitter)
MendozaTweet Caption: Here is a screencap of the tweet Kaila Mendoza posted hours before causing a fatal car crash. Mendoza’s blood alcohol level was nearly double the legal limit at the time of the accident. (Twitter)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MEDIA GENERAL) – A Florida woman who tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care” hours before causing a fatal car accident has been sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday, CBS News reports.

Kayla Mendoza, 20 at the time of the crash, was drunk and driving the wrong way on a Coral Springs expressway on November 16, 2013, when she crashed head-on into another car, killing 21-year-olds Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante. Reports say Mendoza was traveling between 84 and 96 miles per hour upon impact.

According to CBS Miami, Mendoza’s blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit at the time of the crash. She also had marijuana in her system, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Mendoza reportedly said her “2 drunk 2 care” tweet was directed at her boyfriend, who was upset she had been out drinking with co-workers.

CBS Miami reports Mendoza pleaded guilty in February to two counts of DUI manslaughter. After she is released from prison, Mendoza will serve six years of probation. Her driver’s license is permanently revoked.

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