A woman allegedly driving drunk, sent a text message to an ex-boyfriend, detailing the fact that she was intoxicated while driving and that if anything were to happen, it would be his fault.
Mila Dago allegedly texted “Driving drunk woo…I’ll be dead thanks to you.”
In a startling turn of events, the text message came just three minutes before she is said to have ran a red light, causing a fatal accident. The story goes that Dago was apparently upset over a breakup with the recipient of the text message, and was out partying with a girlfriend that night, who ultimately perished in the violent collision.
The accident occurred in Miami back in 2013, though Dago was not arrested until this January when she was charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and two counts of DUI with damage to a person. Her trial is expected to take place later this year.
Dago did not just send one text to her ex on the night of the accident, she allegedly had sent over sixty messages, many of them discussing her death. Dago was driving a rented Smart Car on the night of the crash and drove the small vehicle into a truck, knocking that driver unconscious and killing her friend. Dago walked away with “minor bruises.”
In addition to the alleged text messages Dago sent so close to the time of the accident, her blood alcohol content was also purported to have been at least double Florida’s legal limit.
While driving drunk has long been a known and certain danger, the advent of texting and driving is somewhat newer, and the dangers, while well documented, are not yet taken as seriously. Texting and driving can impair a driver’s response time the same way that alcohol can, and the results can be just as devastating.