Police have released dashcam footage of a bazaar encounter they had with a woman who really didn’t want to go to jail for drunk driving. Jail, she argued, wasn’t the place for her becasue she is a “pretty girl.” When that tactic didn’t work, she claimed she was “thoroughbred” and “white.”
Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 32, was pulled over in South Carolina Saturday. She sped through a stop sign in he town of Bluffton at 60 mph.
According to police, her blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent.
“The dashcam recorded Cutshaw begging the officer not to send her to prison because she was a cheerleader, a dancer and a sorority girl who had graduated from a ‘high accredited university’.” The Daily Mail writes.
“Please, I don’t want to know what it’s like,” Cutshaw begged. “I’m a pretty girl. Don’t make me go in there.”
Cutshaw claimed to have had run-ins with the law before, and said an arrest would “ruin her career.”
Her pleas didn’t work. She was taken into custody. The police report details more of Cutshaw’s reasoning. She was a “thoroughbred,” she claimed. “I’m a white, clean girl.”
“I asked what that had to do with anything?” the arresting officer wrote in his report.
“You’re a cop,” she said. “You should know what that means. You’re a cop, you should know based on the people that come in this room.”
Cutshaw claimed she was dating a policeman and was trying to get home to him when she was pulled over.
Just what led up to Cutshaw’s drunken journey is also in dispute. She reportedly told the officers she had had only two glasses of wine. When pressed on this, she was steadfast. “I mean, I was celebrating my birthday,” she responded.
When the police found rolling papers in her car, Cutshaw said she “may have” smoked some pot, too.
“According to her LinkedIn page,” DM adds, “Custhaw has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Louisiana State University, where she was philanthropy chairman at Delta Zeta sorority.”
“Cutshaw was hired in June as a real estate adviser with Engel & Volkers Hilton Head- Bluffton. As of Tuesday, her name was no longer listed on the company’s site.”