Woman's Facebook post ousts her probation violation
22-year-old woman was on probation for drunken driving, social media post gets her in trouble
WESTLAND, Mich. – It was the day after St. Patrick's Day when Colleen Cudney was called in for a random breathalyzer test.
The 22-year-old was put on probation for a drunken driving conviction in 2012. After Cudney took the test at the probation office in Westland, she logged on to Facebook and counted her blessings.
Investigators say she posted this: "Buzz killer for me, I had to breathalyze (sic) this morning and I drank yesterday but I passed thank god lol my dumba@@."
Anita Brown, a resident of Oak Park, says she didn't find Cudney's post humorous at all.
"I hope they throw the book at you young lady because it's sad that you did something like that because you could hurt someone or kill someone," Brown said.
A Westland police officer saw her post that morning and notified the probation office. When a probation officer called Cudney to return to the office for an urine test, she hung up the phone.
Probation officials say that was a violation of her probation. It was set to end in a few weeks.
An urine test would have detected if Cudney had anything to drink in the 80 hours prior to taking it, probation officials said.
Local 4 went by her house Thursday afternoon and were told no comment. Her Facebook post is sparking a lot of comments on the streets.
"People post some crazy things. They don't even think before they do anything," said Thomas Boyce, of Inkster.
Cudney is due in court on April 1st for a probation hearing. She could be sentenced to 93 days in jail.
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