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Ex-sorority girl pleads guilty to DUI after telling cops she’s a ‘clean white girl’

Ex-sorority girl who told police she shouldn’t be arrested because she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’ pleads guilty to a DUI charge

  • Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 34, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI count last month in Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Cutshaw was arrested in August last year after speeding through a stop sign 
  • Police said she was slurring her words and a breathalyzer showed her blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit
  • In police dashcam video, Cutshaw could be heard begging the officer not to arrest her
  • She told him that she was a cheerleader, a dancer and a sorority girl who graduated from a ‘high accredited university’ 
  • According to the police report, Cutshaw also described herself as a white ‘thoroughbred’ and ‘a white, clean girl’ 

A former sorority girl who told police in South Carolina she shouldn’t be arrested because she is a ‘very clean, thoroughbred, white girl’ has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge.

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 34, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI count last month after she was caught speeding through a stop sign in Bluffton, near Hilton Head, a year ago. 

In exchange for her plea, Cutshaw had several other charges against her dropped including speeding, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI with a blood alcohol content of .16 or higher.

She was ordered to pay $187 in fines and must complete the state’s alcohol safety program, according to court records obtained by The Smoking Gun. 

Cutshaw, who works as a real estate agent, was arrested on August 4 last year after she was caught speeding through a stop sign at 64mph in a 30mph zone

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 34, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI count last month after she was caught speeding through a stop sign in Bluffton, near Hilton Head, a year ago

Cutshaw, who works as a real estate agent, was arrested on August 4 last year after she was caught speeding through a stop sign at 64mph in a 30mph zone.  

Police said she was slurring her words and a breathalyzer showed her blood-alcohol level at 0.18 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit. 

When police asked her if she had been drinking, Cutshaw said she’d had two glasses of wine at an upscale restaurant.  

She admitted she also may have smoke pot earlier in the evening after one of the officers found marijuana and rolling papers in her car. 

In police dashcam video, Cutshaw could be heard crying and begging the officer not to jail her. 

She told him that she was a cheerleader, a dancer and a sorority girl who graduated from a ‘high accredited university’ and had ‘perfect grades her whole life’.  

In police dashcam video, Cutshaw could be heard crying and begging the officer not to jail her

In police dashcam video, Cutshaw could be heard crying and begging the officer not to jail her

She told the officer that she was a cheerleader, a dancer and a sorority girl who graduated from a 'high accredited university' and had 'perfect grades her whole life'

She told the officer that she was a cheerleader, a dancer and a sorority girl who graduated from a ‘high accredited university’ and had ‘perfect grades her whole life’

According to the police report, Cutshaw also described herself as a white ‘thoroughbred’ and ‘a white, clean girl’.

‘I asked what that had to do with anything?’ the officer, who is also white, noted in the report.

‘She replied, ‘You’re a cop, you should know what that means,’ and, ‘You’re a cop, you should know based on the people that come in this room.’

According to the police report, Cutshaw repeatedly stated: ‘my partner is a cop’.

Cutshaw added that she had been trying to get to her boyfriend’s house when she was pulled over.

She was jailed on charges including drunken driving, speeding and marijuana possession, based in part on her own statements.

‘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,’ the officer wrote.

In exchange for her plea, Cutshaw had several other charges against her dropped including speeding, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI with a blood alcohol content of .16 or higher

In exchange for her plea, Cutshaw had several other charges against her dropped including speeding, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and DUI with a blood alcohol content of .16 or higher

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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