A Florida woman who was arrested after reportedly filming herself driving drunk will avoid jail time after making a plea deal (video below).
Whitney Beall, 24, broadcasted a drunk drive home on the live-streaming app Periscope after a night of partying in Lakeland.
“I’m driving home drunk, let’s see if I get a DUI,” Beall said on camera on Oct. 10, 2015, according to WPTV.
Beall’s Periscope followers watched as she drove home after admitting to spending the night drinking. Nearly 60 people watched the live stream as Beall told her followers, “I am super drunk in the USA and the light is red.”
Two Periscope followers called 911 on Beall after hearing her admit her crime on camera and police quickly tracked her down, using the app to help pinpoint her location.
“Within minutes we found her driving, flat front tire, she hit the curb again and it was just obvious from that she was intoxicated,” Sgt. Gary Gross of the Lakeland Police Department said, according to WFLA. “She went through tests, she failed and went to jail.”
Ball made a plea deal in court in the beginning of February and was not sentenced to jail. Her sentence did, however, include 12 months probation, 150 hours of community service, 10 days of service at a weekend work release program, alcohol treatment, a mandatory MADD Impact Panel, a 10-day vehicle impound, and 6 months of drivers license suspension. Assistant State Attorney Lori Winstead said Beall’s sentence was punishment for “publicly flaunting her disregard for safety of the community," according to The Ledger.