Teens that drink and drive are clearly not the brightest crayons in the box, but in the case of one teen in Astoria, Oregon, he may not even be in the box of crayons.
Daily Astorian reports that 18 year old Jacob Cox-Brown did just that, driving drunk in his Scion, before hitting a car and fleeing the scene. Somehow even while his hands could not control a 3000-pound vehicle his fingers could update his Facebook status, saying “Drivin drunk ... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P” Incredible.
One of Jacob's more responsible Facebook friends saw the note and immediately messaged the Astoria Police, who have "an active Facebook presence", also saying "we actually use Facebook to find things not unlike this." After the police received the Facebook message, they went to Cox-Brown's house, finding the damaged Scion, and promptly arrested him. Due to the time difference that had eclipsed, some nine hours, Cox-Brown was not cited for drunk driving, rather was cited for failing to perform the duties of a driver.
Yahoo! Shine, Cox-Brown's Facebook page is filled with telling clues about the young man's penchant for both altered states and vehicles: His "favorites" include Mommy Needs a Beer and Lifted Trucks USA, while "smoking blunts" and "rolling Ford Rangers" are listed among his "activities."
Goes to show that bragging on Facebook doesn't pay off. At least Jacob had a sensible friend that followed up. Perhaps Jake needs to become better friends with that individual and learn how to take real responsibility.