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Florida Woman Live-Streams Herself Driving Drunk (Video)

| by Sean Kelly

A Florida woman was arrested after live-streaming a video of herself drunk driving.

The video (below), posted to live-streaming app Periscope on Oct. 10, was seen by witnesses who called the Lakeland Police Department to report the incident, KTLA reports. Officers began following 23-year-old Whitney Beall’s stream and saw her with blurry eyes and slurred speech. According to authorities, she admitted in the video to being intoxicated.

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“I’m driving home drunk,” she says at one point in the video. Her Periscope stream was reportedly titled Drunk Girl Driving.

“I really hope I don’t get a DUI,” she adds. “I have no f—ing idea where I’m going right now.”

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The young woman reportedly hit a road sign while driving.

Many viewers left comments asking her to stop driving and walk home.

Police were, at first, unable to get an exact location. After a short time, however, they noticed landmarks around her and were able to pinpoint where she was. 

As officers drove to her location, she allegedly hit a curb with her car. Alcohol was smelled on her breath immediately, and she failed a sobriety test. She refused a breathalyzer and was arrested under suspicion of DUI. 

“The streaming Periscope video highlights the dangers of driving while intoxicated through the eyes of a drunk and irresponsible young adult,” Lakeland Police wrote in a Facebook post. 

“The Lakeland Police Department is extremely thankful that this did not result in an accident and no one was injured as a result of her poor decision," the post continued.

Sources: YouTube, KTLA / Photo credit: YouTube Screenshot, Police photo