Woman Cited for ‘Twerkin’ It’ in the Middle of Franklin Street

By Danny Hooley Posted March 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Contrary to the opinion of one woman with a case of dance fever, the driving lanes of Franklin Street do not turn into a “Twerk Zone” after 2 a.m.

That’s the strong opinion of Chapel Hill Police, who disabused 26-year-old Whitney Green of that notion, in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. on the 100 block of Franklin Street, just as bars were turning out customers for the night.

Here’s Public Information Lt. Josh Mecimore of the Chapel Hill Police:

“Officers observed this woman dancing in the travel lane, and asked her repeatedly to move out of the travel lane. Cars were having to slow down and go around her because of her blocking the travel lane. And so [police] eventually got out, pulled her aside and charged her with impeding traffic.”

So what was her explanation for such behavior?

Here’s Mecimore:

“The officer did report that she repeatedly replied that she was ‘twerking it.’”

Apparently, “I’m twerkin’ it” is not enough to talk your way out of a ticket in Chapel Hill these days.

Green was cited for impeding traffic, and released. Police believe alcohol was involved.

She’s due in court next month.

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