Britni Bunn Facebooked margarita photos hours before fatal drunk-driving crash
At this writing, Britni Bunn's Facebook page is down -- which makes perfect sense under the circumstances.
After all, Bunn has been arrested after allegedly driving drunk while going the wrong way on the Boulder Turnpike and causing a crash that killed one man and seriously injured two others. And hours earlier, she posted photos of margaritas featuring captions like "YessssssssssssssssssS."
At about 2:49 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the Westminster Police Department, Bunn was piloting a Ford SUV westbound on U.S. 36, with her boyfriend, Vincent Gibson, 25, riding along with her.
Problem is, she was in the eastbound lane. She soon struck an Acura coupe with two people inside. The pair in the Acura were seriously injured but survived. However, Gibson, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.
The crash aftermath.
Bunn, too, was hurt in the collision, which closed the highway for hours -- and the pain continued for her once police and TV stations like 7News accessed her Facebook page, which featured a treasure trove of images whose public dissemination couldn't have been more ill-timed from her perspective.
The background photo for the page featured a glamour shot of marijuana....
...while another pic showed Bunn peering coyly from behind pot leaves....
...and a third found her offering a dog the opportunity to sniff a nug.
By the way, police reportedly found a jar of marijuana in Bunn's car after the crash, as well as a baggie thought to contain cocaine.
We don't know if either of these substances was in Bunn's bloodstream on Wednesday morning -- but the authorities seem mighty confident she was under the influence of alcohol. How?
Continue for more about the arrest of Britni Bunn, including additional photos and a video.
Even before police reps set eyes on the Facebook page, they'd laid the groundwork for arresting Bunn on suspicion of DUI. But shortly thereafter, they discovered she had apparently posted shots of margaritas the previous evening. The first one, seen below, was time-stamped 8:06 p.m. and captioned "YessssssssssssssssssS."
A similar image popped up at 10:38 p.m. under the label "Round two biaaaaaAtCH:"
According to an affidavit referenced by 9News, Bunn is said to have admitted to downing a total of five margaritas while hanging at a local bar with pals before hitting the road, with dire consequences.
The allegations on which Bunn was held are as follows:
Vehicular Homicide/Reckless Vehicular Homicide/DUI (x2) Vehicular Assault/DUI (x2) Vehicular Assault/Reckless Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Drove Vehicle on Wrong Side of the Road Failed to Provide Valid Insurance
For those keeping score at home, that's seven felonies, two misdemeanors and a traffic infraction. Bunn made her first court appearance yesterday, with another to follow next week.
Look below to see a 9News piece on Bunn, followed by another Facebook photo and a larger version of her booking shot.
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