Man accused of driving stoned takes selfie with officer

Officer 'happily obliged'


IOWA CITY, Iowa – A 20-year-old Iowa man accused of driving while under the influence of marijuana asked the arresting officer if he would pose for a selflie.

Authorities said Gilbert Phelps, 20, was pulled over for speeding just after 2 a.m. on Aug. 6 when Iowa City Officer Ben Hektoen noticed "an odor of ingested alcohol" coming from the vehicle,
the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.

Phelps admitted to smoking marijuana before driving his car and agreed to take a breath test and evaluation for marijuana intoxication. Phelps then asked Hektoen if he would take a Snapchat selfie, according to the criminal complaint. The officer "happily obliged."

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Man takes selfie with Iowa officer


Phelps was charged with operating while under the influence and released on bond. Phelps is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 17.