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Woman tells officer she shouldn't be arrested because 'I'm a very clean, thoroughbred white girl'

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Posted at 4:34 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 01:22:28-04

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - A South Carolina woman told a police officer she shouldn't be arrested for DUI because she was a "very clean, thoroughbred white girl," a cheerleader and a sorority girl who had perfect grades her whole life.

A dash camera on the officer's vehicle captured most of the exchange. 

Lauren Cutshaw, 32, of Bluffton, was driving 60 mph in a 30 mph zone when a Bluffton Police officer reportedly observed her drive through a four-way stop intersection on Saturday, Aug. 4. When she was pulled over, she told the officer she was heading to her boyfriend's residence from a birthday celebration at The Bluffton Room. 

In the dash camera footage, the officer tells Cutshaw she was close to hitting someone. 

The officer arrested Cutshaw after she performed poorly on several DUI tests. According to the officer, she had bloodshot eyes and was slurring her words. 

Cutshaw claimed she only had a "couple" of glasses, but, when asked how tall they were filled, she replied, "I mean, I was celebrating my birthday."

After allegedly telling the officer she should not be arrested because she was a "white, clean girl," she further elaborated to him "you're a cop, you should know what that means. You're a cop you should know based on the people that come in this room."

She also told the officer her partner was a cop. 

Cutshaw gave the officer the following other reasons why she should not be taken in: 

  • She had perfect grades her whole life. 
  • She was in National Honors Society.
  • She was a cheerleader.
  • She was on honor roll. 
  • She was a dancer. 
  • She was a sorority girl.

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