Lauren Cutshaw, 32, has been identified as the South Carolina woman who allegedly said she was a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” while being arrested by Bluffton police.
Cutshaw was pulled over in Bluffton, South Carolina, after she was seen blowing through a stop sign at more than 30 miles an hour over the speed limit on Saturday, August 4.
While officers were investigating Cutshaw — in addition to saying that she was a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl” — she allegedly said that she should not be arrested for the following reasons, via The Island Packet:
– she was a sorority girl
– she was a cheerleader
– she’s had perfect grades her whole life
– her partner is a cop
– she graduated from a “high accredited university”
– she was in the National Honors Society.
Regardless, Cutshaw was arrested and booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center.
via The Island Packet:
The report said the woman’s eyes were bloodshot and glossy, she was slurring her words, and there was a smell of alcohol coming from the car. She told officers she had only had two glasses of wine, but when officers asked how much she filled the glasses, she responded, “I mean I was celebrating my birthday,” the report said.
The woman failed sobriety tests and had a .18 percent blood alcohol level, according to a breathalyzer test, the report said. She told officers, “I’m a white, clean girl,” and when they asked what they had to do with anything she said, “You’re a cop, you should know what that means,” the report said.
“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.
She was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, disregarding a stop sign, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.