Drink-driver told cops she was too white to be arrested

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw police bookings. Image via Beaufort County Detention Center

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 miles per hour (97 kph) told officers they shouldn't arrest her because she's a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl", police said.

Apparently desperate to avoid getting locked up, Cutshaw included in her long list of her perceived accomplishments that she is a 'white, clean girl'.

White or not, thoroughbred or not, Bluffton Police arrested our collective "white" hero on charges of speeding, disregarding a stop sign, simple possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She also added: "I'm a white, clean girl".

Bluffton Police Department record states that police officers pulled the woman over on Boundary Street after they saw her auto go through a four-way stop at 60 miles per hour, 30 miles an hour over the speed limit, as reported by the The Island Packet last Monday, Aug. 6.

But our collective birthday girl didn't stop there. Cutshaw also told the officer that she had flawless grades through school, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was both a cheerleader and a member of a sorority.

'I'm a white, clean girl, ' Cutshaw reiterated.

She replied, "You're a cop, you should know what that means", and, "You're a cop, you should know based on the people that come in this room".

The police report indicated how surprised the officers were by the comments.

'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 wrote in the report.

But officers with the Bluffton Police Department were unimpressed by Lauren Cutshaw's supposed bona fides and arrested her anyway for traffic violations and marijuana possession.

Her eyes glossy and bloodshot, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was slurring her words and a breathalyzer showed her blood-alcohol level at.18 percent, according to police in Bluffton, South Carolina.

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