Stoned Driver Takes Selfie With Cop Who Arrested Him

Introducing the newly coined 'arrest selfie'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2015 11:54 AM CDT
Thumbs up, dude.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – You're probably familiar with the selfie and even the groufie, but what about the "arrest selfie"? Jezebel reports Gilbert Phelps, 20, has surely started a new trend after snapping a photo with an Iowa cop who pulled him over for speeding. Officer Ben Hektoen says Phelps admitted to "smoking marijuana prior to driving," and showed "measurable impairment" in field sobriety tests. As he was tested by a drug expert, though, he "requested to take a SnapChat selfie with me to which I happily obliged," per the Smoking Gun. It shows a smiling Phelps, later charged with DUI, and Hektoen giving the thumbs up. Phelps' smile had vanished by the time his booking photo was taken. (Read more selfie stories.)

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