OC woman arrested for DUI, hit-run hours after posting photo of new car on Instagram

Costa Mesa officers took a suspected DUI driver, identified as Aya Ibish, into custody on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (Kevin Warn / Orange County Register)

A 22-year-old woman was arrested in Costa Mesa on suspicion of felony hit-and-run while driving under the influence hours after she posted a photo of her new car on Instagram.

Authorities said around 10:40 p.m. on Sept. 27, a male bicyclist was hit by a car near 19th Street and Monrovia Avenue. When officers arrived, the cyclist was alert and described the car as a gray Mercedes-Benz, according to the Orange County Register.

Authorities conducted a patrol check and found a car matching the man's description several blocks away, stopped in the road. Officers did a traffic stop and ended up conducting a DUI investigation on the driver.

Officers then arrested the driver, identified as Laguna Beach resident Aya Ibish, on suspicion of driving under the influence causing injury and felony hit-and-run causing injury.

Ibish had posted a photo of herself and a new Mercedes-Benz on her Instagram account hours earlier, but the photo was later deleted and her account was made private.

This photo shows the Instagram post from Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. It has since been deleted.

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