Drunk Driving Mother Taunted Children As They Pled For Her To Slow Down

October 28, 2009

New York (ChattahBox) – The story of a mother who piled seven children into her station wagon to drive while drunk is horrifying enough. But as more details emerge, the mere manslaughter conviction she is facing hardly seems enough.

Carmen Huertas had been drinking heavily at a family party the night she got into the crash. But, despite this, not only was she adamant about driving, but other adults at the party let her.

A man she was involved with, who had a toddler son with her, had taken the boy out of the car when he said she shouldn’t drive, but left her 11 year old daughter, along with 6 others of that age, to her intoxicated attempts at controlling the vehicle.

He, and others, may face charges in the case.

But, more disturbing even than that, are what happened on the road.

According to the surviving children, including Huertas’ own daughter, she was speeding along the highway, and asked the girls to raise their hands if they thought she was going to crash.

Though they all begged her to slow down, she laughed and refused. Minutes later, she did crash, sending several girls flying from the car, as others were trapped inside.

Huertas crawled to the car and pulled her daughter from the wreckage, but left the others. The rest managed to crawl out themselves, and one died within a few minutes of the collision.

Huertas is now facing a manslaughter conviction, which could lead to a 15 year sentence.

According to her family, she is ‘suicidally distraught’ over the incident, as she remains hospitalized for a shoulder injury. She should try telling that to the family of the little girl who died at the scene, or the girl who remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Or maybe to her own daughter, who now has to live with the fact that her disgusting excuse for a parent killed one of her friends.



2 Responses to “Drunk Driving Mother Taunted Children As They Pled For Her To Slow Down”

  1. Old Man Dotes on October 28th, 2009 11:33 am

    Drunk driving convictions should carry a three-strike penalty:
    First offense, permanent loss of driver’s license and 5 years at hard labor.
    Second offense, 15 years hard labor.
    Third offense, life without parole.

    Driving while intoxicated is a willful and deliberate game of Russian Roulette, involving other unwilling people; it’s use of a deadly weapon without a clear target, or any excuse to do so.

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