A South Carolina woman told a police officer that she should not be arrested for driving under the influence because she is “a very clean, thoroughbred, white girl.” A Bluffton Police Department incident report indicates that Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was pulled over at 1:48 a.m. local time for driving 64 mph on a 30 mph road. Cutshaw, 32, told police that she had consumed two glasses of wine at dinner while celebrating her birthday. Arresting officer, Detective Baker Odom, administered three sobriety tests which yielded a recorded blood alcohol level recorded at 0.18.
Odom’s report noted, “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.”
Police also found marijuana and rolling papers in Cutshaw’s vehicle. She was arrested for driving under the influence, speeding, disregarding a stop sign and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is due in court on Oct. 30.