A Kentucky judge sentenced a young woman to two days in prison after she ignored his order to delete her Facebook account after she jokingly posted about a car crash she caused while drunk.
Police say that Paula Asher was drunk when she struck a vehicle carrying four teenagers, then fled the scene of the car accident before police arrived. Soon after the incident, Asher posted “My dumb (expletive) got a dui and I hit a car…lol,” to her Facebook account.
The parents of the four teenagers in the other car became aware of the posting and asked District Judge Mary Jane Phelps to make Asher remove her post.
Judge Phelps ordered Asher to disable her page, but Asher did not comply. Judge Phelps then sentenced Asher to two days in prison for contempt of court.
It is unclear whether Asher was ordered to not discuss the case prior to her post, or whether Kentucky courts have the ability to control the way people use their Facebook accounts.
Asher’s contempt hearing is scheduled for September 27, 2012.
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