Well, they did pull her over. 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.
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.
Can you see a pattern starting to develop?
It gets stranger even still than that.
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.
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.