Driving a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol is never the right thing to do. When someone chooses to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while impaired by both alcohol and drugs, an accident is likely going to happen. That was exactly the case back in November of 2013 when a 20-year-old female from Florida decided to get behind the wheel of her vehicle while impaired by alcohol and marijuana.
The woman was involved in a fatal head-on car crash that killed two best friends on Sawgrass Expressway. At the time of the accident, it is alleged by a report from the Florida Highway Patrol that the drunk female had a blood alcohol content of .15, as well as marijuana in her system.
Mere hours prior to the fatal accident, the female took to Twitter to proclaim she was “2 drunk 2 care,” which has the mother of one of the victims angry. The mother isn’t stopping there. She wants to hold the people who gave the drunk driver the alcohol responsible, since the girl was only 20 years old.
The drunk female is said to be recovering from brain injuries and broken bones as a result of the accident. While she hasn’t yet been charged, authorities say she will likely face charges of vehicular manslaughter and DUI manslaughter. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.
If you have a loved one who was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver or a drug-impaired driver, you might be able to seek compensation. Working with an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney can help you learn about the types of claims you can file, as well as the appropriate monetary amount for each claim.
Source: New York Daily News, “Florida woman who tweeted ‘2 drunk 2 care’ before fatal crash that killed 2 had BAC of .15, pot in system: report” Philip Caulfield, Jan. 08, 2014