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Florida Woman Was in a Big Hurry to Reach Her Destination: Prison

Posted on | April 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Florida Woman Was in a Big Hurry to Reach Her Destination: Prison

Jennifer Carvajal was behind the wheel of a Hyundai Elantra clocked on radar at 111 mph headed west on I-4 by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper. It was 1:30 a.m., and three passengers were in the car with Carvajal, who did not have a driver’s license, because she had violated her probation.

What was she on probation for? DUI manslaughter in 2014.

Yeah, that’s right — apparently you can kill somebody while driving drunk in Florida and you’re back on the streets in just a few years.

In 2016, Carvajal was sentenced to five years in prison, but was released in 2019. “According to Hillsborough Circuit Court Clerk records, she was then arrested in May [2020] for violating her probation with a drug-related charge and was sentenced to five more years probation.”

Did you get that? After killing somebody, then serving only three years in prison, she was arrested for drugs, a probation violation that could have sent her back to prison. But it’s Tampa, where all the judges are Democrats, so they just gave her more probation. Less than a year later, she was doing 111 mph on I-4 at 1:30 in the morning when the trooper caught her on radar. And when the trooper managed to catch up with her, Carvajal had a truly genius idea — right turn!

The result — don’t worry, you’ll see the video in a minute — looked like something your 4-year-would do with one of his Matchbox cars. The Hyundai went down the shoulder of the freeway, then ricocheted up the embankment on the other side of the ditch, crashed through a fence and went airborne into the lot of a car dealership, where it bounced off a truck, smashed through a concrete light pole and a palm tree, and then catapulted end over end before finally crashing into the pavement.

Jennifer Carvajal survived the crash because, despite her many errors of judgment, she was wearing a seatbelt. Her passengers, alas, were less fortunate. Two of them were seriously injured, and one of them was ejected from the car and fatally smashed to a bloody pulp.


My guess is that even the liberal Democrat judges in Tampa won’t be so lenient with Carvajal this time. It’s easy to laugh at “Florida woman,” until she makes a right turn at 111 mph and kills somebody.



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