(CBS/AP) PORTLAND, Ore. - Police arrested an Oregon teenager who confessed on Facebook that he had been driving drunk on New Year's Eve and hit someone's car.
Astoria police say officers were investigating a hit and run involving a sideswiped car when two Facebook friends of Jacob Cox-Brown contacted authorities to report a Facebook post in which the 18-year-old wrote: "Drivin drunk ... classsic;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P"
Deputy Chief Brad Johnston says Cox-Brown was charged with failure to perform the duties of a driver. He was not charged with drunken driving because the Facebook post is not sufficient evidence that he was intoxicated.
In a press release, police say with a Facbook post like this one, "you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long."