Oregon teen arrested for drunk driving after posting on Facebook
ASTORIA, Oregon – A teenager from Oregon was arrested by the police after he shared information on social media about driving drunk and hitting other vehicles. He was taken to the county jail and later released.
18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown faced lot of trouble when he shared with his friends and others on Facebook that he had been driving drunk and hitting two parked cars. He even apologized to the owners for hitting their vehicles.
According to police, they were already investigating a hit-and-run in the area when they were alerted to Cox-brown’s message, which was : ” Drivin drunk…classic but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. .”
Police found a sideswiped car over New Year’s Eve and when they reached Cox-Brown’s Astoria home, after reading the social media message, they found a damaged car there as well.
They also identified another car in the area which had been damaged by the teen’s driving.
Looks like Jacob Cox-Brown got himself jailed following the dumbest Facebook gaffle of all time. Bragging about drunk driving AND committing hit-and-run was the dumbest thing he could have ever done!
The post was made early-morning but quickly led to his arrest as two police officers responded to a hit-an-run incident the previous night. Both cars had been damaged in their parking spots.
When police arrested him at his home, they arrested him on two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver. However, they did not charge him with DUI as nine hours had passed since the incident and he was not in his car at the time of the arrest.
Although he could be charged with DUI as an adult, no charges were filed as sadly, there is no surcharge for social media stupidity.
According to a spokesman, Astoria Police has an active social media presence.
“It was a private Facebook message to one of our officers that got this case moving, though. When you post, you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long. We actually use Facebook to find things not unlike this,” said the spokesman.