Student's Drunk Escape Tweets Go Viral, Classmates React
By Mark Carlson, Reporter
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa Hawkeyes opened their football season, Saturday. That meant tailgating and a lot of fun for the fans... despite the eventual loss to Northern Illinois, but some people celebrated a little too much with heavy drinking.
Police arrested 14 people inside Kinnick Stadium during the game, and one of those people is getting a lot of attention both online and through social media. Several online sites, such as Dead Spin, the New York Post and the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom ran headlines proclaiming "The world's drunkest college student".
Police say 22-year-old Samantha Goudie tried to get onto the field before the game Saturday, and they arrested her for public intoxication. At jail, she registered a .341 percent blood alcohol content... more than four times the legal limit.
Samantha Goudie, who goes by the name-- Vodka Sam on Twitter-- started Monday with a tweet.
"Well class is going to be really awkward tomorrow," she wrote.
It all started about an hour before the Hawkeyes took the field Saturday-- when Goudie allegedly tried to get on the field. She ended up in jail and few hours later-- she started tweeting about it.
"Blew a .341 in jail," she wrote.
An hour and a half later she wrote-- "I'm going to get .341 tattooed on me because its so epic."
Monday, KCRG TV9 tried to track down Goudie-- by phone, email-- and Twitter--- she didn't respond. But she did continue tweeting.
"Yes people I did drink at Iowa's 's first tailgate. If they breathalyzed everyone in Iowa City I would have had a lot of cellmates," she wrote.
What she does have is a lot of twitter followers-- jumping from 2,000 to more than 13,000, in a 36-hour span.
With the story going viral fellow University of Iowa students have mixed opinions.
"The fact that she got arrested isn't a big deal, it was the tweeting she did from jail, that blew up the most," David Showalter, a student said.
Others said this behavior just perpetuates the party school reputation the UI just can't seem to shake.
"It does fill that sterotype, which we're not all out to do, we're out to have a good time, but most of us tend to control ourselves," Jake Glegndenni, a student said.
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