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January 9, 2014
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Motorist accused of bribe granted bail

A St Catherine motorist who is accused of attempting to bribe a policeman with $3,000 was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 on Tuesday.

Raymond Murray, 45-year-old mason, of Crescent district, St Catherine, was before the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on a charge of bribery.

When Murray appeared before Resident Magistrate Vaughn Smith he pleaded guilty to driving contrary to his licence, and was fined $4,000 or 30 days' imprisonment, plus $1,000 for possession of ganja.

He pleaded not guilty to attempting to bribe a constable.

The accused was granted bail on condition that he returns to court on March 14.

Allegations are that on December 26, the accused was caught driving a taxi along Feather Bed Lane, outside Spanish Town. Checks revealed that his private driver's licence did not allow him to do so.

He was being ticketed for the offence when a ganja cigar was found.

The accused reportedly placed $3,000 in a policeman's hand and told him to buy a lunch. He was subsequently charged.

- R.T.

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