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Facebook Post Leads to Hit and Run Arrest in Oregon

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ASTORIA, Ore. - A Facebook post from an Astoria man leads to a hit and run arrest.

Astoria Police say they responded to a hit and run accident on 1884 5th Street. Officers say a driver had sideswiped another car and had done significant damage. A second vehicle parked in front of the car had damage as well.

Police say they then received reports that 18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown had posted "Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P" on his public Facebook page.

Officers then went to Cox-Brown's house and matched pieces left behind at the scene of the crash to the vehicle registered to Cox-Brown.

Police arrested Cox-Brown and charged him with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver.

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