Jacob Cox-Brown arrested for hit-and-run following Facebook confession

12:55 PM, Jan 4, 2013   |    comments
Jacob Cox-Brown, appearing in a booking photo, was arrested after "friehnds" tipped police that he posted on his Facebook page that he had hit a car while drunk and had left the scene, according to Astoria, Ore., police..(Photo: Astoria Police Dept.)
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Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY

An Oregon teenager was arrested in a hit-and-run case after informing friends on his Facebook page that he had struck a car on New Year's Eve while driving drunk, according to the Astoria police department.

The post by 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown also included an apology:

"Drivin drunk ... classic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P"

Police say two of Cox-Brown's 655 "friends" tipped police to his online confession, including one person who informed an officer with a private Facebook message.

Investigating officers who went to Cox-Brown's house found what police said was car with damage consistent with the hit-and-run case.

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


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