Drunk Driver May Head to Jail for Social Media #Fail

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Another candidate for the 2014 Weiner Awards

Several of this year’s Weiner Award nominees have cost themselves serious money, lost reputation, and derailed their own careers, but so far none of them put themselves on a path to the slammer…until now.

22-year-old Colleen Cudney has been on probation for a drunk driving conviction since 2012, and the day after St. Patrick’s she was called in (as we’re sure many others with similar convictions were) to take a breathalyzer test at the local probation office.

She passed, and, according to Detroit’s WDIV 4 News, immediately went home to post the following on her Facebook wall:

“Buzz killer for me, I had to breathalyze (sic) this morning and I drank yesterday but I passed thank god lol my dumba@@.”

Here’s WDIV’s live report on the moronic move:

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Notified by an area police officer who had seen the post, Colleen’s probation officer called her in for urine test – one capable of detecting if she had been drinking at any time in the past several days. Colleen, continuing her streak of poor decisions, hung up, and could now face up to 93 days in jail as a result of her violating probation.

The stupid things you say or do on social media can, and WILL, come back to haunt you. Stay aware of the ramifications of anything you post, or you could be joining Colleen on the list of Weiner Award nominees for 2014.

The BCM Blogging Team

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