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Woman Offers Ky. Cops 'Thousands' To Drop Her Off

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --

 

Police said a Louisville woman whom they arrested on drunken driving charges is also facing bribery charges after she told the arresting officer she would give him "thousands of dollars" if he would drop her off at the next corner.

According to arrest records, an officer was called on reports of a drunken driver in the parking lot of Mid City Mall about 7:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the officer initiated a traffic stop on Baxter Avenue, but when the officer approached the driver's window, the car pulled away, nearly striking the officer.

When the officer finally got the driver out of the car, she attempted to prevent the officer from taking her into custody, police said.

 

According to arrest records, the driver, 39-year-old Stephanie C. Dozier, smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech and red, glazed eyes.

Dozier kept trying to stand up while the officer kept her on the ground waiting for backup, police said.

Dozier began to scream and curse at the officer, according to arrest records.

While being transported to jail, Dozier told the officer she would give him "thousands of dollars" if he would remove the handcuffs and drop her off at the next corner, according to arrest records.

According to arrest records, upon arrival at Metro Corrections, Dozier refused to give a breath test after several failed attempts, telling officers, "I only have to blow three times and I'm done. I know the law."

Dozier is charged with fleeing police, drunken driving, resisting arrest, bribery of a public servant and two counts of second-degree disorderly conduct.

 

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