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Facebook Lands Drunk Driving Teen in Jail

Hugh Pickens writes (1984118) writes | about a year ago

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Hugh Pickens writes writes "The Washington Post reports that 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown has been arrested after telling his Facebook network that he had hit a car while driving drunk posting the message: “Drivin drunk ... classsic ;) but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P” Two of Cox-Brown’s friends saw the message and sent it along to two separate local police officers and after receiving the tip, police went to Cox-Brown’s house and were able to match a vehicle there to one that had hit two others in the early hours of the morning. Police then charged the teen with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver. “Astoria Police have an active social media presence,” says a press release from Astoria Police. “It was a private Facebook message to one of our officers that got this case moving, though. When you post ... on Facebook, you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long.” Attorney Bradley Shea says that this is a prime example of social media users being seemingly unaware of the digital footprint they’re leaving with their posts — and the consequences they may face from an update. “You never know who’s watching,” says Shea. “Once you post online, it can be repurposed in ways you never expected.”"

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