Teenager Updates Facebook Status; Gets Arrested

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Jacob Cox-Brown, a teenager from Oregon, was arrested for drunk driving, a violation which he foolishly announced on Facebook leading to his arrest.

The Facebook status update by Cox-Brown was this: “Drivin drunk … classsic 😉 but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P”

Two of Cox-Brown’s Facebook friends saw this status and immediately reported it to the Astoria Police Department. This information became critical as there has been an initial response by two officers regarding a hit-and-run report at 1 am.

The police obtained the Facebook post tips then went directly to Cox-Brown’s residence. The young man was then arrested for two counts of “failing to perform the duties of a driver.” Cox-Brown was not charged with driving while intoxicated because of the 9 hour gap between the confrontation and the report.

Jacob Cox-Brown gets arrested for revealing his drunk driving and hit-and-run escapades on Facebook. (Image: via thehollywoodgossip.com)

Jacob Cox-Brown gets arrested for revealing his drunk driving and hit-and-run escapades on Facebook. (Image: via thehollywoodgossip.com)

Cox-Brown will appear in the Astoria Municipal Court in January 23.

According to a press release statement by the Astoria Police, they have “an active social media presence.” One of the officers received a private message regarding this Facebook status that eventually led to the arrest of the young man.

His status has been dubbed by many news writers as one of the dumbest Facebook posts ever, if not the dumbest. He is not alone in this gaffe, however. Joseph Bernard Campell was imprisoned after putting up racy photos of 19 women that he “cyberstalked”. London Eley, based in Philadelphia, was arrested with the Facebook status: “I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father.”

Author: Neal Alfie Lasta

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3 Comments on "Teenager Updates Facebook Status; Gets Arrested"


Guest
2 years 5 months ago

ok so no charges because there was a nine hr gap for drunk driving? what if he would of killed someone would of he still gotten charged for that or would that be thrown out to. stupid damn cops.

Guest
2 years 5 months ago

While we could lash out drunk driving and the lives lost over past tragedies, the kid in this incident — daft as he is — will help remind us of avoidable casualty from irresponsible behavior brought by DUI.

Guest
2 years 5 months ago

Probably not much the cops can do about that – they have to follow the law book (when people are watching anyway).