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http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/03/teen-brags-on-facebook-about-drunk-driving-gets-arrested/

Police made an example out of a teenager from Oregon who boasted about driving drunk on Facebook. “Drivin drunk… classic ;) but whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P ,” wrote the clueless 18-year-old. According to local news channel KGW, two people tipped the officers via Facebook about the post. After inspecting the most-likely-profusely-sweating/hungover teen’s car, the damage on his vehicle matched that of two other vehicles hit earlier that New Year’s morning.

And, with their powers of deduction…bam! Handcuffs. The suspect was charged with two counts of “failing to perform the duties of a driver,” but not drunk driving, because a Facebook post is apparently not sufficient evidence of intoxication, according to KGW’s report from Deputy Chief Brad Johnston.

In a press release, the police wrote, “Astoria Police have an active social media presence. 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.”

Note: unlike many other media reports, I have decided not to reveal the teenager’s name. We all did stupid things when we were young. He’s getting his legal comeuppance and hopefully the story will deter his peers from reckless activity. But, one stupid mistake shouldn’t be a life-long sentence of public shame.



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I hope the police won't rely on such methods too much, imagine how much time could be wasted by trolls posting a fake status. Last time I checked lying on facebook was not illegal :D

hah ha ha! dumass

sethnintendo said


Note: unlike many other media reports, I have decided not to reveal the teenager’s name. We all did stupid things when we were young. He’s getting his legal comeuppance and hopefully the story will deter his peers from reckless activity. But, one stupid mistake shouldn’t be a life-long sentence of public shame.

Anyone who is stupid enough to drive drunk, is not horrified that they actually hit another car while doing so, afterwards regrets nothing, and in fact calls their actions "classic" deserves as much public shame as possible. That is, assuming he has the decency to actually be ashamed.

"Stupids things" you do when you're "young" are the social faux pas you made in high school. Driving drunk and then bragging about it at the not-so-young age of 18 is disgusting, careless disregard for the lives of others (and yourself). It's beyond irresponsible or stupid; it's appalling.



Stupid people postin on facebook… classic ;)



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It looks like the cops added him as a friend :D

Lol at the facepalm pic in the article xD



While the threat of big brother is a bit concerning with this story, what that kid did was unbelievably stupid.



Metallicube said:

While the threat of big brother is a bit concerning with this story, what that kid did was unbelievably stupid.


its hardly big brother if he broadcasts it to the world.

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good.  what a dick.



the_dengle said:
sethnintendo said


Note: unlike many other media reports, I have decided not to reveal the teenager’s name. We all did stupid things when we were young. He’s getting his legal comeuppance and hopefully the story will deter his peers from reckless activity. But, one stupid mistake shouldn’t be a life-long sentence of public shame.

Anyone who is stupid enough to drive drunk, is not horrified that they actually hit another car while doing so, afterwards regrets nothing, and in fact calls their actions "classic" deserves as much public shame as possible. That is, assuming he has the decency to actually be ashamed.

"Stupids things" you do when you're "young" are the social faux pas you made in high school. Driving drunk and then bragging about it at the not-so-young age of 18 is disgusting, careless disregard for the lives of others (and yourself). It's beyond irresponsible or stupid; it's appalling.

i agree. mooning in a bar or flashing your tits are "stupid things you do when your young" but drunk driving isnt, whether your 18 or 45 drunk driving is the same thing, it literally puts everyone on the street in SERIOUS DANGER. it kills, literally kills. the_dengle is completely right, and i can not repsect you more my friend



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Very honorable police. I like those guys.