A Florida woman was driving under the influence of alcohol and documented the incident online. According to the Lakeland Police Department, 23-year-old Whitney Beall posted a live feed of herself operating a vehicle while intoxicated on the app Periscope, which is used for live streaming videos. Beall can be seen in the video saying that she is so drunk and that she didn’t know her location. During her travels, she struck a road sign and continued to drive on a flat tire. Some viewers of the footage contacted the Lakeland police reporting the incident, and others urged Beall to pull over and stop the vehicle. Authorities were able to determined Beall’s whereabouts resulting in officers stopping the vehicle. Beall was given a sobriety test that she failed, and she refused to take a breathalyzer test. Officers arrested her for suspicion of DUI, and she was booked in the Polk County Jail.
A majority of car accidents are caused by negligent driving. Drunk driving is one of the most reckless forms of negligent driving. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, two out of three individuals will be involved in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver at some point during their lifetime. Families that lose a loved one in a preventable accident will experience heartbreak as well as financial stress from medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of economic support. Those families may be entitled to compensation for their financial and emotional damages.
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