A great way to ensure that you get caught after doing something illegal is to film yourself doing it with the live-streaming app Periscope.
Multiple concerned citizens called Lakeland Police Department in Florida on Saturday evening when a woman, later identified as 23-year-old Whitney Beall, was live-streaming using the app Periscope and driving while intoxicated, WTSP reports. Her live stream was titled “Drunk girl driving.”
The popular app from Twitter allows anyone to live-stream video worldwide from her smartphone.
Throughout the 11-minute video, Beall admits to being “so fucking drunk,” in addition to being lost. She even attempts to field directions from users watching the stream.
Beall also admits in the video that “driving drunk is not cool.”
Users urged Beall to pull over the car and when one person accused her of faking it, others chimed in saying they witnessed her hit a sign in an earlier stream. Other users attempted to get information from Beall on where she was, and some users made offensive comments.
According to WTSP, one 911 caller was able to determine that Beall was in the North Lakeland area. While he was on the phone with police, however, the live-stream cut out multiple times and he was unable to give police an exact location.
Eventually, one police officer logged into his personal Periscope account and was able to find Beall by identifying landmarks in the area. Beall was found driving a 4-door Toyota Camry with a flat left front tire. As officers attempted to pull over Beall, she hit the curb with her right front tire.
Officers said that they smelled alcohol on Beall after she was pulled over, her speech was impaired and her eyes were glossy. She failed the standardized field sobriety tests but refused the breathalyzer test.
Beall was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.