Attempted bribe by Pulpi man did not pay off

A PULPI man who offered Guardia Civil officers €3000 to drop drink-driving charges is now accused of attempted bribery.

F.F.F.C., aged 28, is also charged with breaching sentence terms for driving without points on his driving licence.

Further charges include threatening behaviour, refusing a breathalyser test, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.

On April 16 at around 6 pm, Guardia Civil officers patrolling in Pulpi saw the Local Police attending an accident.

There were no casualties but the Guardias Civiles asked if assistance was needed and learnt that F.F.F.C. drove off after colliding with a telegraph pole.

Clearly under the influence of drink, the man was highly nervous and aggressive and the Local Police requested. Asked for his papers, F.F.F.C. claimed not to have them on them but gave his name.

This was sufficient to establish that no points remained on the 28-year-old’s licence. Banned from driving until June 23, he was arrested on the spot.

Not only did F.F.F.C. resist arrest, but he insulted and threatened the Guardia Civil officers, continuing his verbal assault as they took him to headquarters.

Having been informed of the charges against him and knowing he was about to be breathalysed, the Pulpi man then changed his tactics.

Offering the four men €3,000, he promised that his wife would bring the money immediately if they let him go.

The money was refused and the officers added attempted bribery to his charge sheet.

F.F.F.C. refused to be breathalysed and this offence, together with the others, was added to the case now in the hands of the Huercal Overa court.

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