Woman suspected of drunk driving told cops she shouldn't be arrested because she's a 'very clean, thoroughbred, white girl'

lauren elizabeth cutshaw

  • Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was pulled over early Saturday morning after cops said they saw her speed 60 mph through a four-way stop.
  • The 32-year-old took a breathalyzer test that showed she had more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in her system, according to authorities.
  • Police say the woman told officers she shouldn’t be arrested because she used to be a cheerleader and a sorority girl who attended a „high accredited university.“
  • She also said she is a „very clean, thoroughbred, white girl.“
  • Cutshaw was jailed Saturday on charges including drunk driving, speeding, disregarding a stop sign, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession.

Police in South Carolina say a woman they saw speed through a stop sign at 60 mph told officers she needn’t be arrested because she’s a „very clean, thoroughbred, white girl.“

The Bluffton Police report says 32-year-old Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was slurring her words and a breathalyzer showed her blood-alcohol level at .18% when they pulled her over at 1:45 a.m. In South Carolina, it’s illegal to drive with a blood-alcohol level higher than .08%.

When officers asked her how much she had to drink that night, Cutshaw said two glasses of wine. When they asked how large of a glass she was pouring, she said, „I mean I was celebrating my birthday.“

Cutshaw told officers she shouldn’t be arrested because she used to be a cheerleader and a sorority girl and had attended a „high accredited university.“ She said she earned perfect grades her whole life and used to be a member of the National Honors Society. She topped it all off with saying that her partner’s „a cop“ as well and that she is a „very clean, thoroughbred, white girl.“

The Island Packet reports officers asked what being a „white, clean girl“ had to do with anything; she replied, „You’re a cop, you should know what that means.“

„Making statements such as these as a means to justify not being arrested are unusual in my experience as a law enforcement officer and I believe further demonstrate the suspect’s level of intoxication,“ the officer noted in the arrest report.

Cutshaw was jailed Saturday on charges including drunk driving, speeding, disregarding a stop sign, marijuana possession, and drug paraphernalia possession.

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