An Oregon sheriff’s office took to Facebook to share its “weirdest DUI arrest of the weekend,” in which law enforcement officials arrested a woman after she poured alcohol into a Taco Bell drive-thru employees mouth.
According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place around 1 a.m. on Saturday at a Taco Bell branch in Beaverton, Ore. The suspect, 23-year-old Elianna Aguilar-Aguilar from Cornelius, Ore. had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent. The Oregon state limit is 0.08.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment, but wrote in its Facebook post that she poured the alcohol into the employee’s mouth “right in front of a sheriff’s office sergeant,” while she was “still in her car.”
The Oregonian reported that Aguilar-Aguilar’s drink of choice was Hennessy Cognac but Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian van Kleef clarified that the Taco Bell employee didn’t actually consume the alcohol.
“We talked to the employee after, and he said most of it was spilled on him and that he actually didn’t consume the Hennessy,” van Kleef told The Oregonian. The driver and employee didn’t know each other.
While the police made light of the incident with their Facebook post, some people didn’t agree that it was funny, and spoke out in the comments section about how it’s inappropriate for the police to post about her in jest.
“I understand this is comical but it’s at the expense of someone that made a mistake that will impact her life for a long time. Why are we shaming her?” one person wrote. “I’m disappointed that the sheriffs office thinks this is appropriate.
People should still have to experience the consequence to their actions but kicking them while they’re down doesn’t seem like something that’s helping build community.”
Someone else suggested that everyone makes mistakes, they just aren’t viral on social media.
“Come on now... We all have our finest moments, just not everyone’s is plastered all over social media,” the person wrote. “Reminder to never drink & drive and or pour.”
“Seems even weirder that "government officials" are publicly shaming a human,” another person wrote. “Isn’t the point of an arrest like that to help someone and make sure they aren’t endangering themselves or others? Why brag or shame?”
Aguilar-Aguilar was released from Washington County Jail on Tuesday.
Representatives from Taco Bell did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.
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