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Facebook Posts of Wrongdoing Get Teen in Legal Trouble

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Here’s another reason to think before you post on Facebook.

An Oregon teen posted to his Facebook account that he was driving drunk and hit a car.

According to the Washington Post, two Facebook friends of 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown reported the post to police, which read:

“Drivin drunk … classsic 😉 but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P”

Police went to Cox-Brown’s house and were able to match a vehicle there to one that had hit two others in early in the morning. Cox-Brown was arrested and booked into jail for “two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver.”

The article points out that Facebook posts of wrongdoing can lead police to your door. In other words, don’t post anything you don’t want your mom or the police to see – and certainly don’t update Facebook, Twitter or text while driving.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, a hit and run, or a Facebook post of wrongdoing in San Diego, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney in San Diego who knows your rights. In certain cases, only a lawyer can come to your rescue. So be sure to contact only the best.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.
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