Young supergenius drives drunk, hits a car, posts about it on Facebook.Posted: January 4, 2013
From The Oregonian:
“Drivin drunk” Facebook post gets Astoria teen booked into jail
Some things just aren’t meant to be shared – not even on Facebook and especially not when you have 655 – ahem –”friends.”
That’s the New Year’s lesson for Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, who wound up in Clatsop County Jail after posting a message on Facebook, complete with emoticons, admitting he’d been driving drunk and apologizing for hitting someone’s car.
Astoria police were already investigating a hit and run on Fifth Street involving a Scion that received significant damage after being sideswiped, police said. A second car was also damaged.
That call came in at about 1 a.m. New Year’s day.
Later that day, an Astoria officer got a phone call from someone who wanted to share Cox-Brown’s message, which read: “Drivin drunk … classic 😉 but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P”
A second “friend” also called police. At Cox-Brown’s Astoria home, police found a vehicle with damage consistent to the damage done to the two vehicles involved in the early morning hit and run, police said.
They also found pieces belonging to Cox-Brown’s vehicle left behind at the scene of the crash. He was arrested and taken to the Clatsop County Jail where he was accused of two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver.
He was released on his own recognizance.