Kayle Mendoza’s tweet that she was “too drunk to care” explains how she was too drunk to drive when she got behind the wheel of her car and drove in the opposite direction on the Sawgrass Expressway killing Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante, in a horrific crash.
According to an FHP search warrant Mendoza had a blood-alcohol reading of .15, nearly twice the .08 level that defines drunk driving, and traces of marijuana also were found in her system.
Kayle Mendoza was 20 years old and thus underage. Of particular interest is where Kayle was drinking, because under Florida’s Dramshop law, one who serves alcohol to a habitual drunkard or a minor can be found liable for the injuries caused by the drunk driver.
In addition to pursuing a claim against the establishment that served Kayle Mendoza, a lawsuit can also be brought for wrongful death damages and punitive damages.
Mark Kaire has been practicing law in Miami for nearly 15 years. He is dedicated to helping the injured people of Miami receive compensation. Mr. Kaire has been blogging on Miami’s legal issues for 4 years.