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Catch Drunk Drivers: It’s a Good Thing Facebook Friends Can’t Always be Trusted

Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, may provide new ways to catch drunk drivers who flee the scene of an accident, but only if “friends” and “followers” take status messages or tweets seriously and report what they know to local police.

How Social Media Can Help Catch Drunk Drivers

Take, for example, what happened in Oregon earlier this month. A teenager who was allegedly drinking and driving posted a Facebook status. It reportedly read, “Drivin drunk…. classsic 😉 but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P” An anonymous person who saw the Facebook status reported it to the police. Officers then investigated the allegations. They arrested the teen.

It is not hard to imagine a similar scene in Pennsylvania. If you notice any dangerous status updates or tweets from your friends or followers then we encourage you to contact the police. If you have been hurt in a hit and run crash, contact an experienced Reading personal injury attorney to learn more about your rights and possible recovery.

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