Teen jailed after admitting on Facebook to drunk driving (video)

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By: Devansh Dutt 

(Scroll down for video) A teen foolishly shared too much information on a social media website, according to press reports in Oregon.

The teen was jailed after posting to Facebook that he is driving drunk, according to police reports in Astoria, Oregon.

According to the police department press release, after being called at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a local police officer responded to a hit-and-run accident that left significant damage to a side swiped car as well as a second car parked in front of a home.

After posting a message on Facebook, two friends with access to the profile of the teen notified the police through private Facebook messages. This resulted in law enforcement to go to the house of the teen and searched for a damaged vehicle that matched the scene of the hit and run accident. They found the suspect vehicle to be registered to the drunk driver.

Once connected to the incident, the teen was arrested and held at the Clatsop County Jail, eventually being charged with two counts of "failure to comply with the duties of a driver."

One thing in favor of the teen is the fact that a Facebook post is not necessarily sufficient evidence to secure a full conviction of something more serious.

A press release from the police department summarized the event.

"Police in Astoria, have an active presence in social media. We got a private message to one of our officers about this case. When you post that you are driving drunk on Facebook, you have to understand that it is not going to stay private any longer."
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