People use Facebook to spread news about job promotions, marriages and pregnancies, but one Oregon teen took sharing to a new level by boasting about his drunk driving.
Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, posted a status update that exposed his New Year’s Day crime.
Earlier that day, at around 1 a.m., police in Astoria, Ore. found evidence that two cars had been in a collision, according to local reports. Later on, police received a private message from one of Cox-Brown’s Facebook friends that “got this case moving,” the Astoria Police Department said in a release. Officers then went to Cox-Brown’s house, and found a vehicle that matched the damage inflicted during the early-morning crash.
“Astoria Police have an active social media presence,” the release said. “When you post … on Facebook, you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long.”
Cox-Brown was arrested, and charged with two counts of “Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver.” Check out the video, above, for more.
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