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04/04/2017 08:01 pm ET

Guess What Crime This Man's Accused Of (Spoiler: The Shirt's A Clue)

Sadly, Pennsylvania doesn’t have a crimes against fashion statute.

He’s in deep shirt now.

A Pennsylvania man arrested on suspicion of DUI was wearing a shirt that can be described, at best, as ironic.

When Elwood R. Gutshall was arrested around 12:15 a.m. on March 19, the 44-year-old was wearing a green shirt reading “Drunk Lives Matter.” 

Officers say they observed Gutshall committing multiple traffic violations in a green Ford pickup.

“After subsequent investigation it was determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol beyond what he could safely operate a motor vehicle,” according to the department’s Facebook post.

After Gutshall was taken into custody, he was given a blood alcohol test that registered at 0.217 percent ― nearly triple the legal limit.

Gutshall was charged with “DUI Highest Rate,” a classification for offenders caught with a BAC of 0.16 and higher, according to the Washington Times.

He was also charged with driving under suspension and other traffic violations, according to PennLive.com.

Gutshall’s mugshot, which includes his Drunk Lives Matter shirt, surely joins the rogues’ gallery of mugshots by suspects wearing ironic T-shirts. 

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Currently, Pennsylvania doesn’t have a crimes against fashion statute, but the shirt’s message is definitely problematic, according to Lilly Workneh, editor of HuffPost Black Voices.

“Co-opting BLM for anything unrelated to the liberation of black lives is bullshit,” she said.

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