A Florida woman added an additional charge to her DUI arrest after she threatened a Black deputy that the KKK would get him and burn crosses on his property, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred at around 11:50 p.m. on Feb. 7 when officers responded to a disturbance on the 1500 block of South Montgomery Street. When the deputy arrived on the scheme he noticed the 53-year-old Julie Edwards, was allegedly driving a vehicle erratically and with headlights on while on the property, reports WFTV.
According to the arrest report, the deputy immediately detected the smell of alcohol on her and noticed that her speech was slurred. It was also noted that she dropped herself to the ground and wouldn’t get back up regardless of commands to do so. They deputy enlisted the help of another deputy in order to get her up.
Edwards reportedly tried multiple times to stumble walk away from the deputy, who asked her to consent to a field sobriety test, which she turned down. Edwards was arrested and a quick search of her criminal history revealed that she had a DUI prior for refusal to submit back in 2011.
As the deputy attempted to file paperwork, she told him that the “Ku Klux Klan would be seeing him and burning crosses on his property.” She also used a racial slur in regards to slavery, the arrest report said.
Edwards was reportedly transported to Volusia County Jail on $2,500 bond. However, jail records show that she has since posted bond and is no longer in custody. She faces DUI charges, prior refusal to submit to testing and resisting an officer without violence.