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Drunken Text Messages Presented as Evidence in Two Car Accident Cases

In separate cases, one in Ft. Lauderdale and one in Miami, suspects are being tried with their own text messages as evidence against them. In Ft. Lauderdale, a judge handed down a 24-year prison sentence and 6 years of probation after the sentence is carried out. The suspect was driving the wrong way on the Sawgrass Expressway with a blood alcohol concentration twice the legal limit when she collided with another car carrying two 21-year-old women. Both women died from their injuries while the suspect suffered broken bones in her legs. The suspect tweeted “2 drunk 2 care” just hours before the accident. In the Miami case, the suspect sent texts to her boyfriend that read “Driving drunk woo” and “I’ll be dead thanks to you.” She was going through a breakup, and had a friend in the car with her, when she collided with a truck. She and the…
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