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Penza driver faces criminal case for trying to bribe way out of fines

13:08 | 10.05.2016 | Crime


Penza, 10 May 2016. PenzaNews. A Krasnodarsky Krai resident who was caught driving a truck without a license is now facing a criminal case for attempting to bribe a police officer.

Penza driver faces criminal case for trying to bribe way out of fines

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“According to investigation, the suspect in question was stopped by the traffic police while driving a vehicle without a licence, which he had lost earlier for a DUI, at the 644th km of the M5 ‘Ural’ federal highway in the afternoon of Thursday, May 5. Trying to find a way out of the punishment his actions entailed, he attempted to bribe a traffic police officer with 5,000 rubles; however, the latter rejected the attempt,” Lyudmila Fomina, senior assistant of the head of the regional Investigative Committee for media relations, told PenzaNews.

The driver’s efforts were in vain: the traffic police officer successfully registered a breach of law under Part 2, Art. 12.7 of the Administrative Code, “Driving a transport vehicle by a driver who has no right to drive the transport vehicle,” which resulted in the driver spending three days under arrest, Lyudmila Fomina pointed out.

“Now he will be facing a criminal case as well,” she added.

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