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Tweeting and driving isn’t smart. Drinking and driving is just plain dumb. Combine drinking, tweeting AND driving, and you’re just a fucking idiot. That’s exactly what one young Florida woman did.
Kayla Mendoza was driving down the Sawgrass Expressway after drinking two fishbowl margaritas — never a good idea -— and got the bright idea to send a tweet out. Not just any tweet, though. Ms. Mendoza sent out an incredibly stupid and damning tweet.
I shit you not, she tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care.” Only minutes later, she swerved into oncoming traffic, crashed head-on into another vehicle, and killed two innocent people.
The two people she killed, best friends Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio, were only 21 years old. Now, roughly a year and a half later, Mendoza, who plead guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter this past February, has been sentenced.
Though the families of the victims, as well as the prosecution, sought the maximum punishment—30 years in prison—Mendoza will be serving 24 years behind bars, followed by six years probation upon her release.
While it’s good to see that justice has been served, and Mendoza will be punished for her incredibly stupid and selfish actions, no amount of punishment will ever bring back the lives that she took away.
It takes a real asshole to get behind the wheel and put other people at risk. But to willingly drive drunk and then essentially brag about it over social media? That’s an entirely different level of stupid..
[via NBC Miami]