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Sac State student allegedly seen drinking and driving in viral video

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Sacramento State student Hayley Hagen appears to be drinking while driving in videos posted by a friend on Facebook and Twitter. Social media profiles indicate Hagen is a 19-year-old freshman criminal justice major.

Sacramento State student Hayley Hagen appears to be drinking while driving in videos posted by a friend on Facebook and Twitter. Social media profiles indicate Hagen is a 19-year-old freshman criminal justice major.

Screenshot via Lacy Brianne Thompson's Twitter

Screenshot via Lacy Brianne Thompson's Twitter

Sacramento State student Hayley Hagen appears to be drinking while driving in videos posted by a friend on Facebook and Twitter. Social media profiles indicate Hagen is a 19-year-old freshman criminal justice major.

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A viral video shared on Twitter and Facebook appears to show a Sacramento State student drinking alcohol behind the wheel of a moving car in the Bay Area.

According to the user who posted the video, and seemingly confirmed by many of the replies, the driver is Hayley Hagen.

The video appears to show Snapchats of Hagen drinking from a bottle of Hennessy while driving. Applied geofilters throughout the video show locations like Oakland, Union City, Newark and Sunnyvale. The Snapchats also have time filters indicating they were posted between approximately 3 and 5 a.m.

The video has a combined total of 23,858 likes and retweets on Twitter and around 12 thousand views on Facebook as of press time. The tweets have since been made private by the original poster, Lacy Thompson, @laadeeeeezzzzy on Twitter.

One still photo shows a hand holding an empty bottle with the caption referring to someone who “killed two bottles by myself.” Another shows the driver’s view of a road with the caption, “Tell me why I just spun out on the freeway and kept driving.”

Hagen appears to be accompanied in the car by two men, one of whom also appears to have driven. She has not yet responded to request for comment.

Social media profiles indicate Hagen is a 19-year-old freshman criminal justice major who graduated from Dixon High School last year. The University Registrar’s Office confirmed Tuesday that Hagen is a student with an expressed interest in criminal justice.

Thompson also posted apparent screenshots of an Instagram messenger conversation between her and Hagen in which Hagen writes, among other things, “That one post is going to ruin my life.”

Thompson said in an interview with The State Hornet via Twitter that she has known Hagen for a year or two and met her around the time that Hagen was in a previous drinking and driving accident.

Thompson said she posted the video because of her own personal experience with losing family and friends to drunken driving.

“I posted the video after replying to her story saying, ‘I thought you would’ve learned by now,’ because my mind was utterly blown someone could be so selfish and ignorant to drink and drive and post it all over Snapchat like it’s something to be proud of,” Thompson wrote to The State Hornet.

“I hope her eyes are open to how serious of a problem this really is.”

Brian Blomster, Director of News and Communications at Sac State, said in an email that “we do not comment on the conduct of individual students. That information is confidential.”

“The safety and well-being of our students, and that of the greater Sacramento State community, remain our top priority,” Blomster said. “If students exhibit potentially dangerous behaviors, we have resources to offer, including counseling, substance abuse education, and referrals. Students whose actions violate University conduct standards are also subject to discipline.”

The State Hornet will continue to update this story.

Additional reporting by Claire Morgan


5:30 p.m. This story has been updated to include comment from Sacramento State and that the original tweets have since been made private.

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9 Responses to “Sac State student allegedly seen drinking and driving in viral video”

  1. Matt on November 14th, 2017 1:33 pm

    Wow and you want to talk about bulling. Check the source who started this. Is it possiable this was a video made to be shown at a sober grad function. Is it possible the bottle contains no alcohol. Is it possible the person who released it did it because she has a bone to pick. Stop judging. Hope this video makes that well of an impression on the attended audience.

  2. Steve on November 14th, 2017 2:52 pm

    @Matt,

    There are so many things wrong with what you just said. First of all, it’s “bullying” not “buling.” If you want to make an argument on sources and bullying, treat it professionally. Second of all, your theoreticals stand for nothing more beyond hypotheticals. But the facts at hand are that she posted it publicly with intention for others to view. If this was for an actual film or video production, it would have been handled with much more discipline. If you have solid evidence about your theories for the “possibilities,” provide them. Otherwisr, we could say something equally as ridiculous as, “is it possible Hitler did not really do the mass murdering of 6 million Jews? Is it possible that 9/11 was an inside job? Is it possible Donald Trump did not really delete his tweets to destroy evidence?” Finally, it’s “intended,” not “attended.”

  3. Cathy on November 14th, 2017 6:22 pm

    Before you make fun of others for spelling errors double check your own! Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!

  4. Matt on November 14th, 2017 6:29 pm

    Sorry for the misspelled word. Please check your opinion it also has misspellings. Your opinion is your opinion. The facts will be disclosed soon. Hope you apologize when the time comes. Thank you for listening.

  5. Anastasia on November 15th, 2017 5:53 am

    This idiot is lucky she didnt kill somebody. She needs real-life consequences such as Sac State expelling her from the Criminal Justice program. This is a future law enforcement officer, I dont want someone like her armed and in charge of enforcing our laws that have no regard for it.

  6. Stuart on November 15th, 2017 8:44 am

    Is she putting her #stingersup in that very first photo?

  7. Ronda on November 15th, 2017 5:44 pm

    To whomever posted she shouldn’t be a Criminal Justice major, there are many aspects of criminal justice that don’t involve being armed. But that being said there apparently are also different aspects to being able to make an opinion without having a clue to the whole story or even what you yourself post. Such is life. I just hope she, if guilty, finds the help she needs instead of being drawn to worse behavior or suicide due to the viral feeds on her supposed behavior.

  8. Bill on November 15th, 2017 6:54 pm

    To me, it’s like a major embarrassment because I not only happen to be the same age as her, but also to have been a student expressed in Criminal justice.

  9. Over 9000 on November 16th, 2017 11:46 am

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/08/04/couple-must-pay-1-million-for-ruining-wedding-photographers-career.html

    I wonder if this would apply here. I mean there is no actual proof that she’s consuming alcohol while driving. She appears to be in one scene but it’s not verified. The rest of the time she’s a passenger.

    This could have been an attempt to draw attention from family and friends as a cry for help. Instead she’s demonized and slandered by a school newspaper. Speaking of which it’s amazing how much personal information a school was willing to release about its student.

    How did this ever get past an editor. When did the Hornet become a tool for making unproven criminal accusations against their own students. If I were her i’d file a lawsuit against the school, the author of the article, and the girl who initiated the slander, but that’s just me (:

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