“Oh Crap” is now an app. The appropriately titled “Oh Crap App” is a boozer’s best friend when it comes to the “Oh crap!” moment of realizing you have been busted by rollers for your idiotic decision to drink and get behind the wheel.
“One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that they know their rights,” Bob Rehkemper, an attorney at a West Des Moines law firm and co-creator of the app, told KCRG.com.
According to the Oh Crap App website, the app is “designed to educate the public regarding their legal rights when being investigated for a criminal offense. It features the emergency ‘Oh Crap’ button designed to be used in emergency situations where a person is being stopped or questioned by law enforcement.”
Among the app’s features are a listing of basic rights when being pulled over of suspected drinking while driving, a blood-alcohol calculator, a “Contact an Attorney” and a “Notify Bail Bondsman” feature.
The app also contains a recorder that can be used to grab a 15-minute recording of the conversation with police.
Says the Oh Crap website:
Don’t leave yourself in a “he said she said” battle with law enforcement. Make sure your initial conversations and contact with them is recorded and preserved. Press the large red “Oh Crap” button when confronted with law enforcement to automatically start the audio recording function.
Iowa’s Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner told KCRG.com that caution must be exercised. Not only will arresting officers quickly lose patience while you fumble about with your Smartphone, drivers should also be careful when pulling things out of their pockets – officers may think you are trying to access a weapon.
“If it stops you from being intoxicated and driving, I'm certainly in favor of it. If it tells you how to be intoxicated and drive, and get away with it, there may be some concern there,” Gardner said. “It's cute if nothing else.”
The App is supported by both Apple and Droid platforms, and has been downloaded approximately 4,000 times.
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