Drink-driver told cops she was too white to be arrested

Elias Hubbard
August 9, 2018

Taken to the police station in handcuffs, she described herself as a white "thoroughbred" and "went on to say 'I'm a white, clean girl, '" the officer wrote in his report.

Police in SC say a drunk driver caught speeding through a stop sign told officers they didn't need to arrest her, because she's a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl".

She was arrested on Saturday night and also charged with drug possession. But it takes somebody really entitled or incredibly intoxicated (or both) to try to tell the arresting officer she shouldn't be taken into custody because she's a "white girl".

She added that her partner was a police officer as well.

After failing on-scene sobriety tests - including blowing.18% blood alcohol level on a breathalyzer - Cutshaw gave a number of reasons why she shouldn't be arrested.

When officers approached the woman's vehicle, they noticed that the driver's eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy, she was slurring her speech and the interior of her auto reeked of alcohol.

It's not that she allegedly blew through a stop sign at 60 miles an hour that's making headlines. When questioned what that means, she said, "You're a cop, you should know what that means". Cutshaw cited the following reasons: she's had flawless grades her entire life, was a former cheerleader and sorority girl, her partner is a police officer as well, she graduated from a "high accredited university", was part of the National Honors Society, and is a "white, clean girl".

When asked how full the glasses were, she replied, "I mean I was celebrating my birthday".

A police report stated that Cutshaw, who works for a real estate company, had bloodshot and glassy eyes, was slurring her speech and her vehicle smelled of alcohol.

Cutshaw told officers she "may have" smoked pot that evening, according to the report.

She was arrested nevertheless, with the officer listing her excuses because they "further demonstrate the suspect's level of intoxication".

She was booked into the Beaufort County Detention Center and later released, according to court records.

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

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