Speeding woman tells police she's a 'clean, thoroughbred, white girl'

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw

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

Officers then asked her what exactly that meant in this situation, to which she allegedly responded, "You're a cop, you should know what that means".

An American drink-driver argued that she should not be arrested because she is a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl", police documents state. "I mean I was celebrating my birthday", she answered after officers asked how much wine she filled her two glasses with.

Officers noticed "the woman's eyes were bloodshot and glossy, she was slurring her words, and there was a smell of alcohol coming from the car", SC news website The State reports.

Cutshaw also told police that she was driving to see her partner who is a police officer when she was pulled over. Officers saw her eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and she was slurring her words.

SC woman Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 32, was allegedly caught driving through a stop sign at twice the speed limit while under the influence early Saturday morning.

She told officers that she never had a brush with the law because she was a flawless student, high school cheerleader and sorority sister.

"Please, I don't want to know what it's like", Cutshaw said.

After her auto reportedly blew through a four-way stop at 60 miles per hour, police pulled her over and noticed bloodshot and glassy eyes.

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

When she was pulled over, Ms Cutshaw's blood alcohol level registered at 0.18% - the legal limit is 0.08% - and she failed sobriety tests.

"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 arresting officer wrote in the report.

Despite being such a clean, white woman, Cutshaw was booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center from which she was released not long afterward, a little less clean and perhaps a bit wiser.

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