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WTF of the Day: Florida Woman Uses Periscope to Broadcast Her Drunk Driving Journey
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Florida Man took the night off from causing mayhem, and Florida Woman took his place.

Whitney Beall, a 23-year-old woman, was arrested this weekend for drunk driving after using the mobile app Periscope to live-stream her entire ride.

"I'm super drunk, I don't even know how to explain it," she says to start the 11-minute broadcast below. The entire broadcast lasted over 40 minutes.

With tips from viewers and one officer using their own Periscope account to spot landmarks, police were able to safely stop Beall.

"Officers advised that they smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Beall, her speech was slow; her eyes were bloodshot and glossy," a Lakeland PD Facebook post said.

It seems Florida Woman got the attention she wanted. And luckily no one was hurt.

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The following is an excerpt of a letter that appeared in Sunday's edition of the New York Daily News in response to Jason Kidd's arrest last week for DWI, shortly after signing a contract with the New York Knicks:

My name is Lenny Rosado. I am the father of 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed because of a drunken driver on Oct 11, 2009. I took my loss and fought for tougher laws against drunken driving with children in a vehicle. A bill was passed under my daughter's name. I have a message for Jason Kidd:

I always enjoyed watching you play when you were with the New Jersey Nets and Dallas, and was excited about you signing with the Knicks. But that excitement turned into a huge disappointment after seeing your recklessness when you got drunk and got into a vehicle and crashed. ... As a so-called role model to many young kids and young adults who enjoy watching you play, this has really put a dark cloud on my perception of you.

Read the rest of letter here.

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