Teen's Facebook flub leads to hit-and-run charge

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ASTORIA, Ore. - An Oregon teen insists his Facebook post about driving drunk and hitting cars was just a bad joke.

 

Jacob Cox-Brown said his life has been turned upside down because of what he said was a misunderstanding.

 

The post that got Brown in trouble said, "Drivin drunk? classic. But to whoever's vehicle I hit I am sorry,” the post said.

 

More than one of the boy’s Facebook friends forwarded the message to the Astoria Police Department, which led them to Cox-Brown.

 

“Yeah, sure, I shouldn't have posted that.  I kind of regret it but it just got blown out of proportion, but I don't know,” said Cox-Brown.

 

McKenzie Wilson said she didn't think the post was blown out of proportion. Her car was parked outside her house when it was hit New Year's Eve.

 

“Why would you post that?  I didn't have to do anything, he pretty much turned himself in,” said Wilson.

 

Cox-Brown admitted he hit Wilson's car but insists he wasn't drunk.   He said he lost control of his car on the icy road.

 

Police charged Cox-Brown with hit-and-run but said they don't have enough evidence to charge him with DUI.