People tend to brag and boast more on the internet than they do in real life. But they often forget that what you say on the internet can have severe repercussions in your real life.
18 year old Cody Hall found this out the hard way. His boasting online may result in 15 years to life in prison. Hall was arrested for allegedly hitting two cyclists with his car, driving at 83 mph in a zone where the speed limit was only 40 mph. The collision caused the death of a 58 year old woman and injury to her husband who survived. Hall was charged with reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter.
The manslaughter charge was upped to murder since, during their investigation, prosecutors looked at Hall’s Twitter feed and found him boasting many times about his habit of driving fast. Not very smart. In one tweet, he said that he had driven at 140 mph on an interstate highway. Yes, to the investigators it was pretty obvious that he had a real need for speed. A tweet hours before the accident read “Drive fast live young.” which did not make him look any better. Watch what you say. It could come back to haunt you.