LAKELAND, Fla. (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 social media appPeriscope 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.
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Other users messaged her urging her to stop driving before she caused a crash. Some called the police.
An officer logged onto the service and located Beall’s car, and officers pulled her over.
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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.
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