Drunk driver live-streams her slow journey home
Police nearly missed arrest thanks to standard operating environment
Video US woman Whitney Beall has been arrested by Florida police after live-streaming herself drunk driving.
The City of Lakeland Police department says that on Saturday it “... began receiving 911 calls from viewers of Periscope about a possible drunk driver using the social media APP Periscope to broadcast herself.”
Officers eventually tracked down and arrested Ms. Beall, 23, but were thwarted in their efforts by the Department's standard operating environment that “... does not provide officers with access to Periscope as an authorized software tool and therefore they did not have the ability to monitor the driver’s actions.”
“One officer took the initiative to utilize their personal account in an effort to locate the driver,” the Department says, and once that important step in bring your own device history had been made, officers were able to recognise landmarks in Beall's stream and make an arrest.
“The streaming Periscope video highlights the dangers of driving while intoxicated through the eyes of a drunk and irresponsible young adult,” the Department says. “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.”
Revisit that poor decision - including the obviously drunken choice of shooting in portrait mode - in the video below. ®
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