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Florida woman live streams her drunken crash, gets charged with DUI

A Florida woman incriminated herself this weekend when she broadcast herself admittedly driving drunk through a Central Florida city.

The Lakeland Police Department began receiving 911 calls from viewers of Periscope, the Twitter-owned social media app allowing users to live stream video, saying a slurring 23-year-old Whitney Beall was filming while behind the wheel, according to a news release.

“I am (expletive) drunk and this is horrible, I don’t even know where the next gas station is, this is horrible guys,” Beall drunkenly wailed in the Periscope video, obtained by local Florida news station, WTSP 10 News.

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“She’s slurring her speech and she’s going from one lane to another on the street,” a 911 caller told Lakeland Police Department dispatch in an audio recording. The caller was able to send a link to the Periscope stream, leading officers to Beall in her 2015 Toyota Corolla, with a flat tire.

Officers were able to locate landmarks in the video to catch up with Beall who hit a curb just as officers initiated the traffic stop, police said. Police said Beall failed to brake, even after hitting the curb.

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What the 911 caller said was confirmed during the stop – reporting officers said she smelled of alcohol, was slurring, was disoriented and had bloodshot, glossy eyes.

After failing the field sobriety tests and refusing a breathalyzer, Beall was arrested and charged with DUI, according to the release.

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“The streaming Periscope video highlights the dangers of driving while intoxicated through the eyes of a drunk and irresponsible young adult,” the release said. “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.”

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Seriously, why do so many folks not only seem inclined to idiocy, but also feel the need to film themselves engaging in said idiocy, and then post it online?