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Nashville Karen Tells Black Arresting Officer I Will Get Away With It Because I Am White

A Tennessee ‘Karen’ allegedly told a black police officer that she will “get away with it” because she is “white” after being pulled over for drink-driving.

Tammera Megan Lee, 42, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in the city of Nashville in Davidson County in the US state of Tennessee.

After being pulled over by a black police officer, she reportedly told him: “I’ll get away with it ’cause I’m white.”

Tammera Megan Lee from Nashville who was arrested for suspicion of DUI and allegedly told the black arresting officer that she will get away with it cause she is white. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department/Newsflash)

Arrest officer Ronald Conner said in the arrest affidavit that the suspect was asked to exit her vehicle after she was spotted trying to enter a secured car park for members of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Conner, a black officer with Metro Nashville, asked the suspect to identify herself and step out of the vehicle.

The affidavit said: “The defendant had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her person and being expelled through her breath. The defendant also had bloodshot watery eyes.

Tammera Megan Lee from Nashville who was arrested for suspicion of DUI and allegedly told the black arresting officer that she will get away with it cause she is white. (@tammeramiami/Newsflash).

“The defendant was asked if she had anything to drink and she said yes. The defendant was asked to perform [standard field sobriety tests] and she agreed.”

The police said Lee became “very irate and would not listen to verbal directions” during the instruction phase, She was asked again if she was willing to take part in the sobriety tests and “she responded with ‘f*ck you’”.

The affidavit continued: “Officers placed the defendant into custody and advised her of her rights. Officers read the defendant the implied consent and ask for a breath sample. The defendant responded with more vulgarities. Inside of the vehicle in plain sight, there were several alcoholic beverages ranging from seltzers, beers, and IPAs.

Tammera Megan Lee from Nashville who was arrested for suspicion of DUI and allegedly told the black arresting officer that she will get away with it cause she is white. (@tammeramiami/Newsflash).

“The defendant then allegedly became ‘more belligerent,’ and informed Officer Conner of her belief as to why she would ‘get away with it’.

The suspect was booked into Metro Nashville Jail on 20th February and is now on pre-trial release with her next court appearance due on 1st April.

She is facing charges of DUI and violating the implied consent law for refusing to perform a field sobriety test when directed by officers.