Social Media App Leads to DUI Arrest

Driving while intoxicated is a bad idea in and of itself. Deciding to record yourself on social media while driving drunk is possibly even worse. However, this allowed police to track down one Florida woman and arrest her.

Last October, a Bartow, Florida woman used the Periscope app to live-stream herself as she drove. She admitted to being lost. She also admitted to being very, very, drunk. Concerned persons viewing the video contacted police, who were able to track her down. When police caught up to her, she failed a field sobriety test. She then refused a breathalyzer.

24-year-old Whitney Beall pleaded no-contest to the charges of driving under the influence early last month. Prosecutors made sure that the sentence she received was harsh enough to hopefully deter her from committing the same crime again.

Beall’s license was suspended for six months. In addition, her vehicle was impounded for 10 days and she has to undergo 12-months of probation. Beall also received 150 hours of community service and 10 days of weekend work release. All because of the way she flaunted her disregard for the safety of the community.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, it is important to obtain legal representation. You will need an attorney who is familiar with the DUI criminal process and has experience defending these kinds of charges. All of our attorneys specialize in criminal DUI defense. Contact us today.

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