Student 'taking topless selfie' crashes into back of police car
Texas student says she was taking a Snapchat photo to send to her boyfriend when she hit officer’s car, police say
The Guardian 27 October 2016
Miranda Rader hit a police car in Texas while taking a topless selfie, police say. Photograph: AP Reuters
A 19-year-old student was driving while taking a topless selfie when she slammed into the back of a police car, police in Texas said on Thursday.
Miranda Rader also had an open bottle of wine in a cup holder next to her, the Bryan police department said.
The collision on Wednesday, near Texas A&M University about 100 miles (160km) north-west of Houston, caused the airbag to deploy. Police said Rader was trying to put on her blouse when approached by the officer whose car she hit.
Crash scene in Texas after a student hit a police car while allegedly taking a topless selfie. Photograph: Bryan Police Department
“I asked her why she was not dressed while driving and she stated she was taking a Snapchat photo to send to her boyfriend while she was at a red light,” the arresting officer wrote in an affidavit.
Rader did not respond to an email seeking comment.
She was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and released on a bond of $2,000, police said.