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January 24, 2014
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Driver remanded for attempted bribe

A driver who attempted to bribe a policeman with $1,000 was remanded yesterday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. He will be sentenced next Thursday.

Charged with attempting to bribe a policeman is 26-year-old Yraerc Creary. He pleaded guilty.

The court heard that on January 9, Creary was stopped by a policeman, along Washington Boulevard, St Andrew, for speeding. He offered the cop $1,000 not to prosecute him.

offered apology

Creary said, "Your Honour, it was stupid of me and I already offered the policeman an apology."

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey said, "You will have to face the music. For there to be an act of corruption there has to be a corruptee and a corrupter. You challenge the good-good officer with $1,000? You don't even offer him something better than that."

The courtroom erupted in laughter.

Creary was encouraged by RM Pusey to stay with her until January 30.

She said, "Stay with me until Thursday. Stick to driving and leave the bribing."

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