DUI suspect tells police not to arrest her because she's a "clean, thoroughbred white girl"
Reports state that the 32-year-old woman, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, was driving 20 miles over the speed limit and ran a four-way stop sign on Saturday.
The Bluffton police department released a report stating that an alleged DUI suspect in South Carolina told police officials that she should not be arrested because she is a "very clean, thoroughbred white girl". Reports state that the 32-year-old woman, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, was driving 20 miles over the speed limit and ran a four-way stop sign on Saturday and was later arrested after cops were not persuaded by her argument.
Cutshaw, a real estate agent, was reportedly charged with speeding, disregarding a stop sign, simple possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to HuffPost. The police report stated that Cutshaw was pulled over and officers observed that her eyes were "bloodshot and glossy," she smelled of booze and her speech was slurred. The report also stated that marijuana and rolling papers were found in her vehicle.
The said that Cutshaw failed multiple sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test stated that she had a .18 percent blood alcohol level. Reports state that Cutshaw told the officers that she only had two glasses of wine and when the officers asked how much she filled up those glasses, she said: "I mean, I was celebrating my birthday."
She then told the officers: "I’m a very clean, thoroughbred white girl. I’m a white, clean girl."When the officer asked what has her being white got to do with anything, she said: "You’re a cop, you should know what that means," the report stated.
Cutshaw reportedly gave other reasons to the officers as to why she should not be arrested and among them were: 'She was a cheerleader, a sorority girl, had perfect grades throughout her life, graduated from a highly accredited university, is pretty, and her partner is a cop'.
A police officer, in the report, wrote: "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."