The Twitter-owned video streaming platform Periscope has been gaining popularity since its debut in June 2015. Millions of users broadcast livestreams of pleasant walks around Europe, live protests in Ukraine and apparently, even their drunk driving idiocy.
A woman from Florida reportedly got extremely drunk on the night of Saturday, Oct. 10 and made the huge error in judgment — as excess alcohol consumption would lead to — by getting behind the wheel of her car. Her clouded mind may have also caused her to livestream her state of inebriation on Periscope where her feed was witnessed in horror by hundreds of users.
"I am f-ing drunk," she said so herself on the live feed.
Concerned viewers tried to message the 23-year-old Whitney Beall as her Periscope feed continued. Many feared that Beall might get herself and/or others on the road killed as they watched her drive with a flat tire while mentioning that she did not know where she was. They called 911 to report her drunk driving before she caused a terrible accident.
Police responded immediately and attempted to locate Beall using clues in the Periscope feed. One of the officers on the chase reportedly used his personal phone to download Periscope and watch the feed in order to track her down.
Law enforcement were finally able to locate Beall when the Toyota Corolla she was driving stopped when she hit a curb. The officers observed that she seemed to be disoriented and her speech was slurred. She did not comply to undergo a breathalyzer test.
Beall, however, failed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and was taken into custody. She was charged with driving under the influence.
The entire Periscope feed by Beall serves as a reminder of the dangers of drunk driving.