A Lakeland woman who was arrested after broadcasting her drunk drive home on Periscope won’t be going to jail after making a plea deal.
Last October, Whitney Beall, 23, spent a night bar hopping in downtown Lakeland. She used the app Periscope to live stream her night of partying.
“Let’s have fun! Let’s have fun!” she screamed to the camera. Her Periscope followers watched as Beall got behind the wheel after admittedly drinking far too many. “I am drunk on South Florida Avenue because I’m a drunk person,” Beall said on Periscope.
Dozens of people around the world witnessed what could turn tragic any second.
“Fifty-seven people, oh I didn’t know I’d get this many people,” Beall said, noticing how many viewers were watching her drive. “I am super drunk in the USA and the light is red,” she said.