Police: Teen Bragged about Drinking and Driving on Facebook

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Police in Astoria, Ore. say an 18-year-old boy was arrested after he boasted about drinking and driving.

Officers responded to a home on 5th Street only one hour into the new year after getting a report of a hit and run. No one was hurt, but two cars had been sideswiped.

Later that day, the same officer was messaged on Facebook by someone reporting seeing 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown post about driving drunk and that he was in some sort of collision.

The post read, “Drivin drunk… classsic ; ) but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. : P”

According to a news release from Astoria Police, another Facebook friend of Cox-Brown’s called police to say the same thing.

Pieces of a car found at the scene were matched to a car registered to the teen, officers say.

Cox-Brown was arrested and booked into the Clatsop County Jail on charges of failing to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run).

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2 comments

  • Bret_V

    If your stupid enough to drive drunk, and ignorant enough to disrespect our rules of society and brag about it on a social site .

    ~ Then your confessing your crime to the community, and should be punished for your arrogance that could have hurt or killed someone.

    Don’t be ignorant and act responsibly, and you’ll have no issues with the law or our society.
    Have a great day and better future.
    Whether you enjoy the journey or not, it is what you make of it..
    Create joy with your attitude and beauty with your mind.

  • Phedra

    He must be a total idiot! Hope he learned a lesson from this – don't drink and drive – then be so stupid as to brag about it in a public forum! DUH!!