A woman in Florida is facing charges for driving drunk and broadcasting the whole thing live on social media via the Periscope app.
Periscope gives every person in the world the opportunity to record themselves live and broadcast for anyone and everyone to see.
It’s a lesson one Lakeland girl learned the hard way.
On the video, you can hear her say:
“I am driving, and I am drunk…”
Whitney Beall, 23 of Lakeland has been arrested and charged with DUI after using the app to periscoping herself live, driving home drunk.
“I’m not even paying attention to the driving right now…” she says.
Periscope users watching the girl’s live stream were pleading with her to pull over. One user eventually called police, who quickly caught up with Beall.
“You think it’s funny? No. To drive around impaired? I really don’t. Okay, step up in front of my car. I wish you had your phone and you could record this.”
“I don’t think it has as much to do with her stupidity,” said fellow Periscope user Adam Fell.
Fell uses Periscope himself to follow comedians and celebrities. He says periscoping or not, Beall had it coming.
“There’s no reason to be doing that, especially multitasking, and videoing and texting while drinking and driving that’s pretty ridiculous,” said Shaun Roberts, another Periscope user.
Several law enforcement agencies were asked whether they’d monitor the app, but they’ve all said no.
“There’s going to be people who like to use it I don’t doubt that,” said Chuck Moorefield of Fort Myers.
If you decide to give Periscope a try, just remember: the world is watching.
“If you’re going to put yourself out there like that, you’re going to have to step up to the plate,” said Harrison Dunham of Fort Myers.
The Twitter-owned application has only been around since March.