Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham made headlines on March 18 when she was arrested for DUI in Omaha, Neb. after a St. Patrick's Day celebration. According to police reports, the result of her breathalyzer test was .147, nearly twice the legal limit. Farrah attempted to explain herself by calling up TMZ's Harvey Levin, but the 21-year-old was no match for his hardball questions.
Unsatisfied with how the media has portrayed her since the incident and her chat with TMZ, Farrah has taken to the Internet to set the record straight. Or at least to tell her side of the story, which it turns out is quite the page turner. Could we have another bestseller on our hands? Only time will tell, but for now, we've pulled out some of the most interesting parts of her account.
According to Farrah, she was only parking the car (she never went over 15 mph) and was coherent enough to do so safely. The Teen Mom star also claims that her car was parked when the police approached her, and that she was taken to the station for no apparent reason.
"I know myself and I had not drank to the extent to be negligent (if you do not know what this word means regarding drinking to much please look it up)," she writes on Sulia, "as well I am certified to sale alcohol and bartend so I am very cautious and responsible regarding just a night out with drinking."
Furthermore, Farrah says she's even more cautious because of what happened to her baby daddy, Derek Underwood. "Not to mention my daughter’s father died because of drinking and drugs in a car accident and being with the wrong people," she added. "So Me, Myself I think about what I do, what my actions will do to myself and others."
This still doesn't explain why Farrah decided to get behind the wheel of the car after a night of drinking, even if it was only to go a short distance — which, perhaps unbeknownst to Farrah, totally counts as driving.
Fortunately, Farrah seems to have learned from her mistake and is staying positive, despite having lost her car and a piece of her dignity.
"I want you to know fans, to learn from my small accident, and make sure if your ever in this situation to know your not the first 21 year old to have your 1st DWI or DUI," she advises. "Handle your self with respect even when the cop disrespects you, make sure to seek a lawyer, and have your boundaries set to your family and friends, and stay on track to your aspirations.”
"Live your life and know 21 is a tough year … 21 is the year to understand the good and bad and live life and come out a positive, better, hardworking, knowledgeable person!"
We couldn't have said it better ourselves (er...). Now let's all raise a glasses and toast to our girl Farrah — to making it count!