Arrested man takes selfie at police station

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Gilbert Phelps taking a selfie with a smiling Iowa City police officer in the background. Phelps was being charged with DUI

IOWA CITY, Iowa —  A mugshot wasn’t the only picture taken when a man was arrested for speeding.
Gilbert Phelps was taken to a police station in Iowa City for driving under the influence.

It was there that he felt compelled to take a selfie, with an officer in the background.

He asked the officer first, and then he took the picture.

The officer smiled and gave a “thumbs up.”

Phelps then posted the picture online, along with pictures of police cruisers chasing a car.

Police say he smelled of alcohol and that he admitted to smoking marijuana before driving.

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