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Jacob Cox-Brown, Ore. teen, arrested after posting about drunken driving, hit-and-run on Facebook

Astoria police arrested 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown after he said in a Facebook post (bottom left) that he had been driving drunk on New Year's Eve and hit someone's car. Clatsop County Jail/CBS

Astoria police arrested 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown after he said in a Facebook post (bottom left) that he had been driving drunk on New Year's Eve and hit someone's car.
Clatsop County Jail/CBS

(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."

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