A former sorority girl told South Carolina cops she shouldn’t be arrested because she is “very clean” and just too “pretty” to go to jail. However, once the judge heard her excuse, the girl received a ruling no one expected.
In a police report written by officer Baker Odom, he said that he saw 34-year-old realtor Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw blow through a stop sign at 60 miles per hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone.
He pulled her over, noticed that she appeared and sounded drunk, and administered a breathalyzer test. Cutshaw’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, Odom wrote, and he arrested her.
Of course, Cutshaw’s justification for her dangerous behavior didn’t end there.
Leaked video footage of the conversation confirms all allegations towards her, Cutshaw can be heard pleading with Odom not to take her to jail, because she “graduated from a really good university,” received a 3.8-grade point average in high school, and is physically attractive.
“Don’t take me to jail, please,” Cutshaw says in the video. “I’m a pretty girl, please don’t make me go in there.”
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Daily Mail reported the incident:
Having bought into the propaganda of systematic racism in law enforcement, Cutshaw was shocked when the officer dismissed her ridiculous assertions. As a last effort, she finally told him, “My partner is a cop,” identifying him as married businessman Nickey Maxey. After rumors began swirling, Maxey later cleared up that he is Cutshaw’s business partner and not her romantic interest.
“I’m an old geezer who is very happily married with a wife and three kids,” he said. He then joked that the idea of having a young girlfriend should be included in the story because it “might be good PR” for him.
Although Cutshaw’s argument fell flat with the police officer, who admitted he was a bit “taken aback” by her narcissism, she wasn’t done trying to avoid her just consequences. Cutshaw was determined to garner the judge’s sympathy.
“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.
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After hearing Cutshaw’s inane justifications, the judge delivered a ruling that came as an outrage to the public. Despite excusing her behavior with her race and continuing to drive with a suspended license, Cutshaw received no jail time and was given her license back. The sentence was delivered after Cutshaw pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI, allowing her to pay $187, take alcohol safety classes, and perform just 24 hours of community service
Before the ruling, investigative reporters caught Cutshaw on video driving her Ford Fusion while her license was suspended pending her hearing. Still, the evidence never seemed to make its way into the judge’s decision, leaving Cutshaw to likely believe her previous assertions about the justice system.
Cutshaw endangered lives and showed no remorse for her actions, even illegally driving around the same vehicle after her arrest. She has evaded justice without learning her lesson and subsequently will almost assuredly re-offend. Sadly, despite the officer’s attempt to prove to Cutshaw that Lady Justice is blind, the court system delivered her the opposite message.