Oregon police arrest teen after Facebook post
Updated On: Jan 04 2013 12:23:09 PM CST
A Facebook post helped Oregon police arrest an 18-year-old accused of hitting two vehicles and fleeing the scene, KGW reported Friday.
Around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Astoria police said they found two cars that had apparently been hit.
Later in the day, officers got Facebook messages from two people who said Jacob Cox-Brown had posted, "Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P."
Cox-Brown was arrested at his home and officers found a car with damage matching the two vehicles that were hit, the station reported.
Cox-Brown was charged with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver.
Deputy Chief Brad Johnston told KGW that the teen was not charged with drunken driving because the Facebook post was not sufficient evidence that he was intoxicated.