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Video: Woman Live-Streams Herself While 'Drunk' Driving

October 13, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Woman Live-Streams Herself While 'Drunk' Driving

A Florida woman used a live streaming app on her phone to record herself while drunk driving on Saturday, according to police, reports USA Today.

Lakeland police received 911 calls about a possible drunk driver who was using the social media app Periscope to broadcast her illegal joy ride to the masses on Saturday.

"You hear her saying she's drunk," said Sgt. Gary Gross, Lakeland Police spokesman. "I got to tell you I was a little shocked. After 30 years of law enforcement I hadn't seen anything like this before."

As a result of the video being streamed worldwide, numerous messages on the app and personal text messages were sent to the driver asking her to stop driving before she killed someone or herself.

The female driver, identified as Whitney Beall, 23, repeatedly said she was "drunk," and that she had a flat tire. Beall said several times that she was unaware of where she was.

One officer took the initiative to download Periscope and open up a personal account in an effort to locate the driver. Officers were then able to pinpoint landmarks in the area from the streaming video and located Beall. She was arrested and charged with DUI.

The incident has sparked LPD to train their officers on how to use Periscope and emerging technology, so they'll be ready when something else like this occurs.

Comments (2)

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Leonard Mather @ 10/13/2015 4:11 PM

The Drunk that streamed her sorry state on Periscope has served as a prime example of the need for police to be as knowledgeable about social media as are ISIS in seducing the unsuspecting. I urge the Police to be aware that Narcissists and some Borderlines actively seek recognition via such media. Now is the time for the Police to REWARD them and to publicize doing so by offering "One Day early Release." These Perps really are that stupid as to respond to such recognition of a "one day early" off the hook. Such Fools WILL use Social Media to boast of their idiocy. It is worth a try. LEO's know that after Mirandizing and saying "You have a right to remain silent," the Fools can then be asked if they did it, and they blather out that they did. Handsome or beauty is temporary, but Stupid is forever.

S.S. @ 10/14/2015 10:34 AM

God I hope this woman does not reproduce.

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