Today’s Dumbass: Teen Brags About Drunk Driving On Facebook


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Friends don’t let friends drink and drive, and then click “Post.”

On New Year’s Eve, an Oregon driver smashed into two cars and then sped off. Police might’ve never found a suspect, if not for 18-year-old whizkid Jacob Cox-Brown’s social media fail:


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So not only was he operating an automobile under the influence, he was also typing on his phone? Kids today, with their rap music and their video games and their casually risking vehicular manslaughter.

A couple of Cox-Brown’s friends–either good Samaritans or backstabbing rats, depending on your perspective–notified the authorities, who matched his car to fragments at the wreck scene, and arrested him for “failing to perform the duties of a driver.” They couldn’t arrest him for DUI, despite his online admission, since a dumb Facebook post isn’t legally a breathalyzer test.

If you ask us, they should’ve also charged him with overuse of emoticons, an egregious violation of Guy Code.

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