Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was pulled over for allegedly blowing past a stop sign at 60 mph.
(Beaufort County Detention Center)
A boozed-up South Carolina woman pulled over for blowing past a stop sign at 60 mph told the police that they should not be arrested, because they have a very clean, whole blood, white girl,” according to a police report.
But Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, the lecture could not persuade the officers of the Bluffton Police Department — who arrested her on charges of speed, disregarding a stop sign, simple possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia, a police spokesman confirmed to The Post.
After getting pulled over at about 1:45 a.m., Saturday in the vicinity of Bluffton and May River roads, where she was spotted speeding through a four-way stop sign, Cutshaw told the police she had just two glasses of wine, according to the police report obtained by the Island Packet.
“I mean, I celebrated my birthday,” Cutshaw, who turns 33 on Thursday, told the police when they asked her how big the glasses were for her alleged two drinks, according to the report.
But she didn’t stop. Cutshaw gave the agents a litany of other reasons why they deserved to be let of the hook: They maintained perfect grades throughout her school years, was a cheerleader and a member of an association. Her partner is also a cop, Cutshaw said.
“I’m a clean, white girl,” Cutshaw said, according to the report. When the officers asked what it exactly meant, she replied, “You are an agent, you should know what that means.”
The police report indicated how surprised the officers were by the comments.
“Making statements such as this as a means to justify not being arrested, unusual in my experience as a law enforcement officer and I believe further demonstrate the suspect’s level of intoxication,” according to the report.
The officer also noted that Cutshaw, who had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, failed sobriety tests and had bloodshot eyes. She was also slurring her words, according to the report.
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