A man in Pennsylvania was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence while wearing a Drunk Lives Matter T-shirt. Elwood Gutshall III, 44, was stopped by officers from the Newville Police Department after allegedly committing "multiple traffic violations".
Officers soon determined Gutshall was under the influence of alcohol "beyond what he could safely operate a motor vehicle". Gutshall was then taken into custody and made to take a blood test.
His blood alcohol content (BAC) results returned at .217% – nearly three times the legal drink drive limit.
Gutshall was charged with the highest level of DUI, driving under DUI suspension, and traffic violations.
During his arrest, he was wearing a green St Patrick's Day T-shirt with the slogan Drunk Lives Matter – a play on the Black Lives Matter protest movement against police brutality. Hutshall was arrested just after midnight on 19 March – two days after St Patrick's Day.
According to the Smoking Gun, Gutshall has multiple prior DUI convictions and pleaded guilty in 2009 to simple assault.
A statement from the Newville Police Department said: "On 3/9/2017 at approx. 00:15hrs, the Newville Police Dept observed a green Ford pickup committing multiple traffic violations. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and the driver was identified as Elwood R Gutshall III (44) of Newville, PA.
"After subsequent investigation it was determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol beyond what he could safely operate a motor vehicle. Gutshall was taken into custody and taken to the Cumberland County Booking Center for a legal blood draw. Gutshall's BAC returned at .217% and he is charged with DUI Highest Rate, driving under DUI suspension, and traffic violations."