The smart phone era has officially encased itself in our society. Evidence is Gilbert Phelps, a 20-year-old Iowa man who took a selfie with the arresting officer as he was being booked for DUI.
Phelps was pulled over for speeding around 2 a.m. on August 7, 2015 by an Iowa City police officer.
According to local media, the officer detected the smell of booze in Phelp’s car and noted in his report that Phelps admitted to “smoking marijuana prior to driving,” sources said.
The breathalyzer didn’t pick up any alcohol on his breath, but a “certified Drug Recognition Expert” who analyzed him said Phelps was “under the influence of cannabis,” media sources said.
During the testing back at the station, Phelps asked if he could take a selfie with the officer who “happily obliged.”
Phelps then posted the photo on SnapChat with emojis of a police car, a passenger car, and a tow truck, said local media.
The young – and now semi-famous- man was charged with operating while under the influence.