If you don’t believe that white privilege and entitlement are real, then you should definitely read this article.
In a display of entitlement that will make you wince, a drunk driver told police that she couldn’t be arrested because she’s a ‘white, clean girl’.
33-year-old estate agent Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was pulled over by police in South Carolina for speeding past a stop sign at 60mph because she was intoxicated, reports the New York Post.
The intoxicated woman was stopped at approximately 1.45am on 4 August, near Bluffton and May River Roads, and she told officers that she had had just two glasses of wine.
Police noted that the defendant’s eyes were ‘bloodshot’, that she was ‘slurring her words’, and that her car ‘smelt of alcohol’.
Cutshaw also reportedly failed a breathalyzer test that showed her blood alcohol levels was 18, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 in South Carolina.
When officers enquired how big the glasses of wine were, she responded:
I mean I was celebrating my birthday.
However, she didn’t stop there. Cutshaw gave officers a whole list of other excuses as to why she should be let off the hook.
Her reasons included that she had perfect grades, was a cheerleader, and a member of sorority. She even said she had graduated from a ‘highly accredited university’, and that her partner was a police officer.
She then continued:
‘I’m a white, clean girl.’
When the officers asked her to clarify what the comments meant, she added:
‘You’re a cop, you should know what that means.’
Of course, her defence made no difference, and she was arrested on charges of speeding, disregarding a stop sign, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was placed in Beaufort County Detention Centre, but was released 3 days later according to the jail’s records.