A 27-year-old man broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach, running over beach chairs and umbrellas while drinking from a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey.
Authorities said he was yelling expletives about the police cars that were chasing him.
The commotion along the beach on Florida's west coast Thursday afternoon sent beachgoers scrambling for safety, but no one was injured.
"It could have been a lot worse today," Clearwater Deputy Chief Donald Hall said.
Hall told reporters at a news conference that Ryan Stiles eventually came to a dead end where he had to make a decision — drive his black SUV into the water or surrender. He was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, and threatening a public servant.