A spoiled, irresponsible and reckless Florida woman attempted to endanger the lives of everyone around her when she decided to document her drunk driving on Periscope. Thankfully, her growing audience decided to alert the proper authorities.
Via ABC Action News:
Whitney Marie Beall, 23, of Lakeland, was arrested and charged with a DUI on Saturday after using Periscope, a live video streaming platform owned by Twitter, to broadcast herself driving drunk.
Periscope videos are public and can be seen world-wide.
Periscope users called The Lakeland Police to report a possible drunk driver using the social media site.
One caller told a dispatcher, “She’s really drunk. She just hit something. She might be driving with a flat tire. She’s in a Toyota”.
Messages were sent to the driver via Periscope asking Beall to stop driving and to pull over. According to authorities, Beall recorded 7 videos that night.
“I’m (expletive) drunk and this is horrible. I don’t even know where the next gas station is. This is horrible guys,” Beall said in the video.
An officer was able to use their personal account in an effort to locate the driver. The officer was able to find the driver based observations and landmarks from the streaming video. At this time, she was driving a 2015 Toyota Corolla with a flat left front tire.
Officers found Beall in the 1000 block of Carpenters Way.
Beall’s lawyer released a statement to the press, calling his client “a young professional with a bright future” and said she will plead not guilty. Let us see if white privilege kicks into high gear in this case.