Teen arrested after admitting to hit-and-run on Facebook

Teen arrested after admitting to hit-and-run on Facebook

Teen arrested after admitting to hit-and-run on Facebook

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by KGW.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 5:28 AM

ASTORIA, Ore. - A Facebook message seen by an Astoria police officer helped land an 18-year-old suspect in jail New Year’s Day.

Around 1 a.m., Astoria police found evidence two cars had been hit on 5th Street.

Later in the day, officers got Facebook messages from two people who said Jacob Cox-Brown had posted this on his Facebook page: "Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P."

Officers went to Cox-Brown's house and found a vehicle that had damage that matched the two cars.

Cox-Brown was charged with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver. Deputy Chief Brad Johnston said the teen was not charged with drunken driving because the Facebook post is not sufficient evidence that he was intoxicated.

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