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Here’s why you shouldn’t LOL about your DUI on Facebook

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ROFL, just caused property damage and significant emotional distress LMAO

Some of us have weird senses of humor — how else would you explain how Carrot Top developed a devoted following over the years? But one teen's misguided sense of humor earned her jail time when she posted a Facebook status update LOL-ing at the fact that she was cited for DUI.

Kentucky teenager Paula Asher had one too many that fateful night she decided to drive, and she sideswiped another car as a result. Though there were four people in the car hit, thankfully no one was hurt. Asher was cited by police for driving under the influence.

The 18-year-old laughed about driving drunk on her Facebook page after the fact, posting a status update reading, "My dumbass got a DUI and hit a car LOL." The judge presiding over Asher's case found little humor in a crime that results in, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 28 deaths each and every day. Asher was ordered to shut down her Facebook page as a result, and when she refused, the judge held her in contempt of court and had her thrown in jail for two days.

Asher's told her local NBC affiliate, "I didn't think LOL would put me in jail." If you'll allow us to editorialize, Ms. Asher: Maybe the bigger problem wasn't so much your LOL, but your decision to drive drunk and smash into a car loaded with other passengers.

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[via Mashable]

This article was written by Fox Van Allen and originally appeared on Tecca

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