Pothead Princess Speaks Out
She called herself the pothead princess on social media and also tweeted that she was too drunk to care. Then, hours later, she was behind the wheel of a car that killed two young women. Today, in an exclusive interview with INSIDE EDITION,
Her name is Kaila Mendoza. She's known as the infamous Pothead Princess, and she's speaking out for the first time exclusively to INSIDE EDITION about the night she killed two beautiful young women while driving drunk.
"The truth just really, really needs to be told. I don't care who it comes from. It just needs to be told,” said Mendoza.
A 911 caller reported: “A white-silver four-door car just went by me going northbound in the southbound lanes at probably about a hundred miles an hour.”
Twenty-year-old Mendoza was unlicensed, underage and drunk when she slammed head-on into another car, killing best friends Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante who were returning from celebrating Marisa's twenty-first birthday.
Family grief quickly turned to anger when the victim’s families learned that Mendoza was known by another name, the Pothead Princess--a title she flaunted on Twitter and Facebook. And the grieving families were furious that just hours before the accident, Mendoza had also tweeted "2 drunk 2 care.”
Mendoza told INSIDE EDITION, “No. No. It did not mean 'I'm too drunk to care. I'm going to get in my car now and wherever the hell I end up that's it.’ No. It was directed to my boyfriend. That's the only person that it was for.”
She claims that she had been fighting with her boyfriend and that, she says, is what "2 drunk 2 care" was about.
Mendoza’s bar tab was for four drinks - two margaritas and two shots of tequila.
Today, Mendoza is confined to a wheelchair. Her right leg was shattered from the collision. A sexy pothead princess no more. She says she doesn't blame anyone else for what she did that night.
“I wish there was something I could say that could make up for what happened,” said Mendoza. “But no matter how many sorries, apologies, tears I cry, no matter how much I hate myself for what happened, nothing I say will change anything.”
Since our interview, Kaila Mendoza was arrested and charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, driving drunk and driving without a license.
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