Bronx DWI Driver Says “If You Think I’m Gonna Crash, Raise Your Hand!” Before Killing 11-Yr-Old

- By Bossip Staff

Bronx DWI suspect Carmen Huertas pleaded guilty today after admitting she took 6 little girls to a slumber party drunk, in a wild ride that ultimately killed an 11-year-old.

Carmen Huertas, 32, faced all 16 counts against her stemming from the tragic October 11, 2009, crash on the Henry Hudson Parkway in which she taunted her terrified young passengers, “If you think I’m going to crash, raise your hand!”

Huertas broke down in sobs when Justice Charles Solomon asked her if she’d caused the death of 11-year-old Leandra Rosado.

“Yes,” Huertas said, as her voice cracked. She also admitted being drunk on cognac and speeding with the six girls — including her own daughter — in the car.

The girls had been placed in Huertas’ care for a slumber party — and she’d taken them to another party in Chelsea without informing their parents. Huertas was driving them back to her Bronx home around 12:30 a.m., when she lost control of her station wagon and flipped it over, tossing Leandra from the car and onto the side of the road.

In return for her pleading guilty to the charges of manslaughter, vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated, Solomon said he’ll give Huertas more than the minimum of one to three years in prison but less than the max of five to 15 when he sentences her Oct. 1.

Leandra’s father, Lenny Rosado, said he’s hoping she’ll serve at least 10 years, but praised the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for its work on the case.

“I was happy to see Carmen Huertas has finally decided to be honest with herself — that she was guilty of all charges, that she was guilty that night for drinking, being reckless and committing the acts she did,” Rosado said after the hearing.

He said the last nine months have “been a tough time,” and he broke down in tears as he described Leandra as his “best friend” and “my partner in crime.”

“I have a hard time going home, not hearing my daughter’s voice, not seeing her play,” he said, dissolving into tears.

Also in court was Yiselle Rosario, 12, who has had to undergo 11 surgeries as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. She walks with crutches, and said she’s still in pain. She said she was “scared” to see Huertas again for the first time since the accident that killed her friend.

“I’m still pretty sad,” she said.

DA Cyrus Vance Jr. called Huertas’ crime “tragic and infuriating,” and praised Lenny Rosado for getting “Leandra’s Law” passed.

The law makes it a felony to drink and drive in New York if there’s a child under 16 in the car. The second part of the legislation, which requires convicted drunk drivers to blow into a Breathalyzer-type device to start their cars, goes into effect on Sunday.

WTF? She ridin’ around drunk off ‘yac with a car full of kids?! She definitely deserves more than the minimum for this. SMDH.


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  • GG

    She deserves life in prison.

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  • reddfoxx69

    she needs all the time she can get. God bless that little girl’s family.

  • silks

    Prayers go out to the little girls family, in fact to all the families of the children with her that night. I’m guessing they’ve been affected mentally and glad to hear at least a decent law has been passed as a result.

  • soulwoman

    What a responsible adult. *sarcasm* I’m sure those girls parents want to beat her ass!

  • SAVY

    throw the book at her crazy azz..

  • Sha

    that’s awful….

  • Proc

    This shows what’s wrong with the system. This woman took a childs life and is facing 1 to 3 or no more than the maximum of 5 years. My cuz is in jail for 5 years because he had an ounce of white on him. Not saying that what he did to get his money was right, but is this childs life worth less then an ounce of coke? holla @ me.


    these are the ppl who have kids!!

  • Tm30

    Maybe I’m old fashion but shouldn’t children that young be home and in bed. She deserves no less than life. This is one of the reasons I’m tempted not to allow my kids to have sleepovers away from home. Some parents are freaking crazy and you never know what actually goes on in their homes.


    Spic bishes is crazt that’s why I don’t fool with them.


    This is why I don’t fool around with them spic bishes. They crazy.

  • WhiteLatino

    What do you expect from the island S.P.I.C.S They all crazy.

  • WhiteLatino

    What do you expect from those island D a r k i e s. S.P.I.C.S

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  • Metrochic

    I’m baffled at the fact she won’t serve a life sentence. HELLO she took a life! I agree this is why I don’t let my kids sleep at other people’s houses either.


    1 to 3 years, that is friggin sad, is that all that child’s life was worth. Who knows what she could she have become had this woman decided not to play Russian roulette and lost with this baby’s life, where is the justice.

  • honeylok

    @It’s Me

    Whew glad I didn’t have to say it (lmao)

  • Mr.uPPeR CuTTs

    damn. dat is very sad for the father and his family to deal with.

    She deserves heavy prison time and shouldn’t fight it. You have to feel guilty about something like that.

    If she don’t feel guilty she has a worse conscious than

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