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.
“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.”
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.