20-Year-Old Iowa Bro Drives Stoned, Invents the Arrest Selfie


According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Gilbert Phelps was pulled over for speeding at around 2 a.m. last Thursday, and was taken into custody for a breath test after the officer, Ben Hektoen, noticed “an odor of ingested alcohol coming from the cabin of the vehicle.” From Hektoen’s filed police report, which you can view at the Smoking Gun:

The defendant admitted to smoking marijuana prior to driving and displayed measurable impairment on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. He gave a preliminary breath test and DataMaster test result of 0.000% BrAc. A Certified Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation and determined the defendant was under the influence of cannabis and was unsafe to operate a motor vehicle. During the testing process the defendant requested to take a SnapChat selfie with me to which I happily obliged. He said he captioned the photo using emoji icons showing a police car, next to a passenger car, next to a tow truck.

Here is the full arrest selfie:

Truly adorable. What a lovely friendship between arrested civilian and arresting officer. Lovely of that cop to realize that humans are more than their mistakes, etc.

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