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(Oregon Public Broadcasting)   18-year-old posts to Facebook "Drivin drunk ... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P" What could possibly go wrong?   (opb.org ) divider line
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2013-01-04 04:39:48 PM  
4 votes:

tricycleracer: Astoria police say officers were investigating a hit and run involving a sideswiped car when two Facebook friends of Jacob Cox-Brown contacted authorities

Some friends you've got there, Brown Cock.


So you're saying that reporting someone for driving drunk is the wrong thing to do? I'd rather be friends with people that think drunk driving is wrong and needs to be stopped.
2013-01-04 01:55:46 PM  
4 votes:
We really, really need the public stocks brought back. A weekend getting pelted with rotten cabbages would do a lot more to prevent future asspipery.
2013-01-04 05:14:45 PM  
2 votes:

ha-ha-guy: ultraholland: though not enough for a criminal conviction, this information can certainly be forwarded to his insurance and get his ass dropped.

Also it ensures that any cop who tags for a moving violation in the near future won't cut him any slack. I know a dumb shiat who bragged about getting away with 50 in a 25 (in a residential area). Cops played it off like it was no big deal and they couldn't do anything. A month later after the moron felt secure he was back to speeding and when an unmarked unit popped his ass, there was no mercy.


There's this. Cops and judges have long memories and no sense of humor.

Also, this kid is 18 and probably still on daddy's insurance. If this info gets forwarded to DADDY'S insurance, and daddy's rates skyrocket, daddy may not find it too funny, either.
2013-01-04 04:36:51 PM  
2 votes:

SlothB77: 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.

so a facebook post is sufficient evidence that he sideswiped someone, but not sufficient evidence he was drunk?

Cox-Brown has more than 650 Facebook friends.

News sites are now reporting how many friends we have?  So in addition to charging me with a DUI, they get to embarrass me by divulging how much of a loser I am?


Just wait until the non-Facebook based news stories start saying "Mr. X had no Facebook account that we could find for more information."
2013-01-04 01:38:38 PM  
2 votes:
Facebook, like Florida, is now the domain of the demented and stupid.


Well done, Zuckerberg!
2013-01-04 08:32:17 PM  
1 vote:

Active introvert: I think it's sad that an 18 year old really thinks it's no big deal to drink, drive and hit things. They want to be like their favorite celeb who seem to get DUI's yet never any real punishment.


Lots of this. American celebs in London are often confused when jailed for DUI. Like rabies, this sociopathic behaviour has been nearly eradicated in the UK and we don't want it back.
2013-01-04 06:53:35 PM  
1 vote:

Mija: tricycleracer: SuperChuck: So you're saying that reporting someone for driving drunk is the wrong thing to do?

I'm saying that if people called the cops on me for every joke I made online regarding fictional illegal behavior, I'd never get to leave the interrogation room.

Drunk driving isn't funny. I have family members who were murdered by drunk drivers. If you make jokes about drunk driving and are dumb enough or mentally unwell enough to think it's amusing then you need counseling. If you actually do drink and drive you need serious jail time if not death. Why would you like about committing crimes and post it on a public site? My gosh, you have issues.


I bet your dead family members are really glad you're preserving their memories by being a giant pussy.
2013-01-04 05:55:27 PM  
1 vote:

buckler: 650 friends? How do you even manage that? The only FB friends I have, with few exceptions, are those I know in RL. I use it as a way to maintain contact, not as a popularity contest.


I assume 18 year olds just friend pretty much everyone in their High School, even if they're not real "friends".
2013-01-04 05:51:50 PM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: meh, he'll get a lawyer and that charge will be dropped.  sure, the kid was a dumbass but...facebook posts alone don't prove criminal conduct.  now, if this idiot had posted a video of himself driving drunk and sideswiping a car...then his ass would be in serious trouble.


A FB message alone, no. He got charged (not with drunken driving, but with some variant of negligent driving) because the incident was already being investigated, and there was other evidence in the form of witnesses and so on tying him to the crime once the lead was followed.

Also, you're really got to give the writer some credit for managing this one: He did not immediately respond to a Facebook message seeking comment. That was moderately funny.

Mija: I have family members who were murdered by drunk drivers.


Like, they specifically hunted down your family members for the sole purpose of running them over while drunk?

That seems like an incredibly convoluted way to go about a murder, why not just shoot them while sober? The whole "drunk driving" bit would make it hard to make sure you were hitting the right person, plus what if they just left the road or climbed up some stairs or something?
2013-01-04 05:31:41 PM  
1 vote:
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7517647/81679378#c81679378" target="_blank">freewill</a>:</b> <i>"Classic"?</i>

i'll venture to guess they finally wore out "epic" and are feeling out alternatives
2013-01-04 04:58:50 PM  
1 vote:

ultraholland: though not enough for a criminal conviction, this information can certainly be forwarded to his insurance and get his ass dropped.


Also it ensures that any cop who tags for a moving violation in the near future won't cut him any slack. I know a dumb shiat who bragged about getting away with 50 in a 25 (in a residential area). Cops played it off like it was no big deal and they couldn't do anything. A month later after the moron felt secure he was back to speeding and when an unmarked unit popped his ass, there was no mercy.
2013-01-04 04:58:42 PM  
1 vote:
See, this it's why you don't drunk Facebook

/in fact, don't drunk anything, except pass out
2013-01-04 04:55:16 PM  
1 vote:

SlothB77: 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.

so a facebook post is sufficient evidence that he sideswiped someone, but not sufficient evidence he was drunk?


Nope, not at all. A Feacebook post creates reasonable suspicion. An investigation into the crash - two struck cars, and damage and paint matching on his car - creates probable cause to arrest. There is no evidence to create probable cause for the DUI.
2013-01-04 03:45:22 PM  
1 vote:
SlothB77:

News sites are now reporting how many friends we have?  So in addition to charging me with a DUI, they get to embarrass me by divulging how much of a loser I am?

I actively discourage people from friending me on facebook.  or following me on twitter.  hell, even from paying attention to me on fark.  even I don't think i've got anything important to say.
Pud
2013-01-04 01:46:47 PM  
1 vote:

Weaver95: nekom:

Seems like a rather vague charge, but I suspect it's akin to leaving the scene of an accident.  How in the world does a FB post professing to have hit a car prove that he in fact hit THAT car?  Seems like a good lawyer ought to be able to make this go away.

that's what I suspect will happen.  unless the cops have some sort of physical evidence to back up more serious charges...it'll end up being a paperwork drill and likely be dismissed.  there's no 'drunk driving' exception to the first amendment. if you want to go on FB and be a dumbass and say stupid things then well...go right ahead.  absent evidence of criminal activity, it's just facebook ranting and not criminal.


I read in a different article that there was damage to his car with paint marks matching the 2 other cars he hit. So that'll probably be enough.
2013-01-04 01:29:25 PM  
1 vote:
Cox-Brown has more than 650 Facebook friends.

Finally, news I can use.
 
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