Facebook post leads to drunk driver arrest

Drunk Driver Busted Via Facebook Post

I’ve heard of some stupid Facebook posts, but they don’t get much dumber than this. A drunk driver bragged about his crime on the social networking site, and got arrested for it.

An Oregon teenager has landed himself in the county jail for posting about his drunk-driving hit-and-run escapade. Says the Daily Astorian, the early-morning post that quickly led to the at-home arrest of Jacob Cox-Brown in Astoria was:

“Drivin drunk… classsic 😉 but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P”

Upon reading Cox-Brown’s post, two of the 18-year-old’s Facebook friends messaged the Astoria Police Department to report it. It had become vital information after two officers responded to a 1am report of a hit-and-run, which left a white Scion and another vehicle damaged where they parked.

After collecting the remains of the Scion’s taillight and bumper cover, the police received tips about the Facebook post and headed over to the home of Cox-Brown. They arrested the young man, charging him with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver (like, say, leaving the scene of an accident). He was held in the Clatsop County Jail and released on his own recognizance, and is scheduled to appear in Astoria Municipal Court on January 23.

Jacob Cox-Brown
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