Woman arrested after live-streaming herself drink driving
It's a dumb idea to drink and drive. But to do so while live-streaming takes the cake.
A drunk woman decided to transmit a live video via mobile phone application Periscope of herself driving after a night on the town in the city of Lakeland in Florida.
Viewers around the world watched as the US woman slurred and swerved from lane to lane while trying to find her way home on Saturday (Oct 10).
She repeatedly told them she was lost, "super drunk" and had a flat tyre. She even said she thought she would make it home without getting arrested.
Worried for her safety, some messaged her, urging her to stop driving.
A few others called the police.
The Lakeland Police Department managed to track her down through the landmarks seen in her video, which was aptly titled "Drunk girl driving".
She hit the curb just as police told her to pull over.
Police officers said the woman, 23-year-old Whitney Marie Beall, smelled of alcohol, had "bloodshot and glossy" eyes, slow speech and "appeared to be disoriented".
She refused the breathalyser test and failed the Standardised Field Sobriety Tests, which includes walking in a straight line and lifting one leg off the ground for a few seconds.
Beall was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. She was later released on bail of US$500 (S$700).
What she said in the video:
"I feel like I'm not driving straight but I should be."
"All the way home, people, I'm going to be drunk."
"In the USA, people, let's see if I get a DUI. I don't think I will, I really don't."
"I am super drunk in the USA."
"I am drunk on South Florida Avenue because I’m a drunk person."
"I am f****** drunk and this is horrible."
Sources: WTSP, NY Daily News, NBC, Newser, Lakeland Police Department News Blog