A South Carolina woman sobbed as she taken to a police station after being arrested for driving under the influence on August 4, telling the officer she was a “pretty girl,” a good student, and a “clean, white girl” to persuade him not to jail her.
Officer Baker Odom was not moved, however, and cited Lauren Cutshaw for driving under the influence, speeding, ignoring a stop sign, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“I’m a very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” Cutshaw told Odom at the police station, according to his written report. “I’m a white, clean girl.”
Odom wrote: “I asked what that had to do with anything and she replied among other things, ‘You should know what that means.’”
“She later stated, ’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,” Odom’s report said.
Odom arrested Cutshaw when she failed field sobriety tests.
During the 20-minute drive to the station, Cutshaw told Odom she was a cheerleader, had a 3.8 grade point average, was “almost valedictorian” in high school, and went to a “high accredited university” with a scholarship. She repeatedly asked the officer to “check her record.”
Cutshaw had a .18 percent blood-alcohol breath test, according to the police report. The legal limit in South Carolina is .08 percent. Credit: Bluffton Police Departement via Storyful