Teen arrested after posting driving drunk on Facebook

Bernadette Chua, ninemsn
2:22pm January 7, 2013
January 07, 2013: A US teen has been arrested after he posted on his Facebook wall that he was ‘Drivin Drunk’.

A US teen was arrested after posting on Facebook that he was driving drunk around his neighbourhood.

Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, allegedly smashed in to two cars in the morning of New Year's Day and fled the scene, but left pieces of his damaged car behind.

He then parked his car in his driveway further up the street.

Cox-Brown posted as his status update, "Drivin drunk…classic ;) but to whoever's vehicle I hit I am sorry. :P."

One of Cox-Brown's 600 friends alerted the police department in Astoria, Oregon and a police spokesperson said they had been investigating a hit and run.

Another friend called in later that day to report the same incident.

Jacob Cox-Brown was arrested after he posted he was driving drunk on Facebook
Jacob Cox-Brown was arrested after he posted he was driving drunk on Facebook

Police found a car at Cox-Brown's house that matched the description of the damaged car.

But Cox-Brown told a local television station that he hit the cars because of icy conditions on the road.

"The people who called me out, they're obviously not my friends. True friends, like I said, they know me," he said.

"They know I'm a sarcastic s---. They laughed about it. I've posted s--- like that on there and it's never blown up like this."

A police spokesperson said there was not enough evidence to prove that Cox-Brown was intoxicated.

He was arrested and charged with “failing to perform the duties of a driver”, police said.

Author: Bernadette Chua, Approving editor: Matthew Henry
Sources: NY Daily News, Opposing Views

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