What happens when you brag about driving drunk on Facebook? Well, there's a high chance that the police will come knocking on your door.
Facebook is one of those places where you shouldn’t post everything about your life onto. Jacob Cox-Brown of Oregon did exactly what many people would consider dumb. The teen reportedly posted the following Facebook status onto his profile:
“Drivin drunk… classsic but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P."
As you can tell by what the teen wrote, it seems like the young man decided that it was cool to brag about his ability to drive drunk. Cox-Brown probably had a nice little chuckle right after he pressed ENTER, but then the police showed up at his door and charged him with “two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver,” as reported by KGW.com. There weren’t enough evidence to charge the teen with drunk driving.
This isn't the first time someone has done something like this on a social networking site. In September of last year, a woman posted “my dumb*** got a DUI and hit a car LOL” onto Facebook right after wrecking someone’s car. The judge overseeing her case demanded that she take down that Facebook post, but the drunk driver did not comply and ended up receiving some jail time for her stubbornness.
In 2011, another Facebook mishap also landed some thieves in jail when two men robbed an Internet café, and one of the thieves left a trail for police when he neglected to sign out of his Facebook from the café’s computer.
It’s sad and funny at the same time to read and hear about people getting caught for crimes that they could have gotten away with. Facebook is not a private channel for people to confess and record everything that’s going on in their lives.