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Drunk Driver Who Claimed To Be Too 'Pretty' For Prison Spared Jail

Drunk Driver Who Claimed To Be Too 'Pretty' For Prison Spared Jail

A woman who told police officers that she was 'too pretty' to go to prison after being caught driving at around double the legal limit has been spared jail.

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The woman claimed the fact she is white and did well in school, as well as being a former cheerleader meant that the cops who pulled her over in South Carolina shouldn't arrest her.

Well, they did. However, after striking a plea deal she won't spend any time behind bars.

Lauren Cutshaw was stopped by police officers near the town of Bluffton last August and - after being tested at the roadside - failed a breathalyser test.

Police made the stop after observing her speeding, as well as running a stop sign at 60mph at around 01:45am.

Lauren Cutshaw described herself as 'a very clean, thoroughbred white girl'. Credit: Beaufort County Detention
Lauren Cutshaw described herself as 'a very clean, thoroughbred white girl'. Credit: Beaufort County Detention
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The police department report that was filed following the arrest states that Cutshaw claimed she'd only had two glasses of wine. Despite that, she had a blood alcohol level of .18 - more than double the legal limit.

Afterwards, the 34-year-old real estate salesperson started to attempt to remonstrate with the officers, telling them she was 'a very clean, thoroughbred, white girl' and 'I'm a white, clean girl'.

Can you see a pattern starting to develop?

It gets stranger even still than that.

Credit: Bluffton Police
Credit: Bluffton Police

She also quoted her 'perfect grades' and her membership of the National Honor Society (an American organisation for high-achieving students).

She then spoke about how scared she was about going to jail, telling the officers: "I don't want to know what it's like. I'm a pretty girl, please don't make me go there."

But, in the end, her sweet-talking efforts fell on deaf ears, as well they should. The cop asked her 'what that had to do with anything'.

Fair question, really.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

That didn't stop her, though. She continued: "You're a cop - you should know what that means... you should know that based upon people that come into this room."

In the end, she managed to strike a plea bargain that meant she wouldn't serve any time. She paid a fine of $187 (£150) and admitted drunk driving.

In exchange for that, charges of speeding, as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dropped against her.

As part of her continued rehabilitation she must also complete the South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Safety programme.

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Topics: US News, Weird

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother.” Contact Tom on [email protected]

 

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