Drunk driver tells police not to arrest her because she's a 'clean, thoroughbred white girl'
In Bluffton, South Carolina, a car blasted through a four-way stop at 1:45am. The car was going 60mph, which is 30mph over the limit. Police officers pulled the vehicle over and met the driver: 32-year-old real estate agent Lauren Cutshaw. Her eyes were bloodshot and glossy, she was slurring her words, and the car reeked of alcohol.
According to the police report, Cutshaw told the cops she drank two glasses of wine earlier that night. When they asked how full the glasses were, she replied, "I mean, I was celebrating my birthday." Rather than wish her a happy birthday and let her go, the officers gave the woman a sobriety test. whe had a blood alcohol level of .18 - more than twice the legal limit.
However, Cutshaw didn't think she should be arrested. She told the police to let her go because she's a "very clean, thoroughbred white girl." According to the police report, she told officers, "I'm a white, clean girl." When they asked what that has to do with anything, she replied, "You’re a cop, you should know what that means." They did not.
The woman went on to list several reasons why she should not be arrested. Here is the full list, as reported by the Island Packet: She’s had perfect grades her whole life. She was a cheerleader. She was a sorority girl. Her partner is a cop. She graduated from a "high accredited university." And she was in the National Honors Society.
When the officers heard Cutshaw stunning academic resume and impressive social accolades, they apologized for bothering her and handed her car keys back. Just kidding. They were not buying her drunken 'white privilege' argument. "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," wrote one of the officers in the report.
Despite being an excellent cheerleader, Cutshaw was arrested and booked at the Beaufort County Detention Center. Despite being a very clean, thoroughbred white girl - the purest of the pure - she faces several charges: driving under the influence, speeding, disregarding a stop sign, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. But maybe the judge hears about her "perfect grades" at a "highly accredited" university, he'll let her go free. I mean, come on, her boyfriend is a cop!
Well, this has not been a good year for white entitlement. Over the past few months, we've seen a lot of stories about white people calling the cops on black people for no good reason: BBQing by the lake, visiting the neighborhood pool, selling water bottles on the sidewalk. Every time, the attempt backfired, with the 'concerned citizen' getting roasted on social media. In many cases, they also lost their job. So, now you can't call the police on black people for being black, and you can't get out of DUI because you're white? Tough times.
Anyway, before I forget: Happy birthday, Lauren Cutshaw! Hope you had fun.