Woman who tweeted she was ’2 drunk 2 care’ before killing 2 in drunken crash finally charged
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PIX11) – The woman who tweeted she was “2 drunk 2 care” hours before a drunken wrong way crash that killed two young friends has finally been charged.
Five months after the crash, Kayla Mendoza, 21, was taken into custody for the Sawgrass Expressway accident that killed Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio, who were both 20.
Mendoza had been in the hospital recovering from brain injuries and broken bones she suffered in the crash.
“I don’t want her to ever feel the sunshine ever,” Ferrante’s mother Christine said. “I want her to stay locked away forever.”
Prosecutors allege Mendoza was driving the wrong way down the highway with a blood alcohol level almost double the legal limit when she crashed into the car carrying Ferrante and Catronio.
The self-proclaimed “Pothead Princess” tweeted before the fatal accident she was “2 drunk 2 care.”
Mendoza’s boyfriend claims the tweet was directed at him, as they had been fighting beforehand.
Her Twitter further revealed her hard partying ways of drinking and using marijuana.
Mendoza was charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter, two counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of driving without a license causing death, according to the station.
Her bond has been set at $600,000.
“You took my baby girl. You took my wife’s best friend. You made bad decisions that night. The right decision was to have a friend drive you home,” Catronio’s father Gary said.