‘LOL’ Facebook Post following Car Accident Sends Woman in Jail

A Kentucky woman was shocked upon learning that a simple ‘laugh out loud’ (LOL) Facebook post after a hit-and-run car accident would land her in jail.

According to reports, Paula Asher rammed her vehicle into another car carrying four minors in Woodford County, Kentucky last July 20. Asher immediately fled from the accident scene before authorities arrived.

Shortly thereafter, she posted in her Facebook account: “My dumb bass got a DUI and I hit a car.. Lol!” The said teens’ parents saw the said post and subsequently told the court about it. The said post has led authorities to determine that Asher was the missing suspect for the hit-and-run incident.

Consequently, Asher was required to appear on court and during her first appearance, the presiding judge told her to deactivate her Facebook account. However, Asher did not take the judge’s order seriously and ignored it instead.

Therefore, her initial hit-and-run, driving under the influence of intoxicating substance, and possession of controlled substance cases were subsequently joined by another charge of contempt of court.

In her second court appearance, Asher was booked in county jail for 48 hours and in her third arraignment, she confirmed that she had shut down her Facebook account. Also, she asked for an apology for all the people that she has hurt. Recently, Asher reportedly appeared in court but further details regarding the trial were not yet available.

This is another one of a kind case of hit-and-run car accident to keep track of, according to a Los Angeles automobile accident attorney. Until present, laws regarding the virtual world remain vague and awaiting to be addressed properly, he added.

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