LAKELAND (FOX 13) - A Lakeland woman was not only Periscoping while driving, police say she was live-streaming herself driving drunk and telling the world how drunk she was.
In the video released by Lakeland police, Whitney Beall, 23, is seen driving while broadcasting live to people on the social media app, Periscope, and slurring her words. Watch the video in the player above. (WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE).
Lakeland police say Beall received numerous text message to stop driving before she killed someone or herself.
Beall told her viewers she was "drunk," "f---ing drunk," said she had a flat tire, and also said she didn't know where she was.
"I really hope I don't get a DUI," she says seconds before she hits a sign in the median, which was also caught on video.
"I'm really drunk, and I'm drunk on I-4," she says, even though she was not on Interstate 4.
A caller told 911 she was driving in north Lakeland and couldn't provide an exact location but said he was watching the video on the live stream.
A police officer used a personal Periscope account to locate Beall on eastbound Carpenter's Way, based on landmarks in the area.
Officers spotted her driving a Toyota Corolla with a flat left front tire.
"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," police said.
Beall failed the field sobriety test and was arrested and transported to the Polk County Jail.