LAKELAND, FL (CBS SF/AP) – Authorities say 911 calls from concerned viewers led to the arrest of a Florida woman who was streaming live video of herself while driving drunk.
Lakeland police report 23-year-old Whitney Beall was using the Twitter-owned social media app Periscope as she was driving Saturday. The video shows her saying several times that she was drunk. She also said she had a flat tire and didn’t know where she was.READ MORE: Demonstration in Oakland to Protest Police Shootings Turns Violent
Other users messaged her urging her to stop driving before she caused a crash. Some called the police.
CBS Tampa reports Beall said “I don’t even know, I really don’t know where the f*** I am and I am so f****** drunk. Like this is, I am 18 miles per hour when I should be 15. I have no f****** idea where I should be.”READ MORE: Man Ripping Down Flyers Promoting AAPI Anti-Hate Rally Caught on Camera in Mountain View
An officer logged onto the service and located Beall’s car, and officers pulled her over.
A news release says Beall failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test. She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. She was later released on $500 bail. Jail records didn’t list at attorney. Lakeland is about 35 miles east of Tampa.MORE NEWS: Armed Bike Thieves Targeting Cyclists in the East Bay Hills
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