Cops: Topless Selfie Linked To Car Crash
Snapchat fan, 19, slammed SUV into cruiser
OCTOBER 27--A tipsy Texas collegian was taking a topless Snapchat photo for her boyfriend last night moments before she crashed her car into a parked police cruiser, according to cops.
Miranda Kay Rader, 19, drove her SUV into the rear of a squad car whose driver had exited the vehicle to investigate a disturbance call. Rader, seen at right, was not injured in the 8:30 PM crash in Bryan, a city bordering College Station, home to Texas A&M (where Rader is a freshman).
When a patrolman approached Rader’s Acura, he noticed that the student had on an “unclasped brassiere” and was “attempting to put a black blouse on.” When the officer asked why she “was not dressed while driving,” Rader replied that she had been “taking a Snapchat photo to send to her boyfriend while she was at the red light.”
Rader said she was en route to her Texas A&M dormitory at the time of the crash, according to a probable cause affidavit.
After discovering an open bottle of wine in the SUV’s center console, Rader reportedly agreed to perform a series of field sobriety tests. She was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated with an open container of alcohol. Rader was also issued a citation for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
After consenting to a blood draw at a local hospital, Rader was booked into the Brazos County jail on the misdemeanor DWI charge. She was released from custody this morning after posting $2000 bail.
A police report described Rader, pictured below in a Facebook photo, as “apologetic,” unsteady on her feet, and with “disorderly” clothing. (3 pages)