Given that most young people were born into the world of internet these days, you would think that they would be far more careful with what they post online, be that on social media accounts, forums or on YouTube.
"Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P."
As fate would have it, an Astoria police officer, who happened to be aware of a hit-and-run incident involving two cars on 5th Street, saw the posting after receiving a private Facebook message about Cox-Brown's posting.
Two police officers then headed to Cox-Brown's house and discovered a vehicle that matched the damage done to the two cars as well as the broken pieces found on the scene of the crash.
“Astoria Police have an active social media presence,” read a press statement 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.”
According to the Daily Astorian, Cox-Brown was charged with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver and was placed in jail.
Photo Credits: Jacob Cox-Brown/Facebook