It should go without saying that if you are in an accident or are pulled over by the police, you should be polite. You should also cooperate with any commands that the officer gives you. While a polite attitude and compliance may not get you out of a citation every time, it can go a long way.
Getting a speeding ticket or other traffic citation may not be the highlight of anyone’s day, but the officer probably doesn’t want to be pulling you over, either. Being polite and cooperative might just end in you being issued a warning. No matter the reason that an officer makes a traffic stop, a definite no-no is trying to bribe the officer, as the AJC reports.
Last Wednesday morning, 41-year-old Rachel Michuki was arrested on two felony charges. When Cobb County Police officers arrived at the scene of a crash between 9:20 and 9:50 a.m., Michuki reportedly had bloodshot and watery eyes. She had crashed into another vehicle in the 3700 block of George Busbee Parkway.
Michuki told officers she had been drinking the night before but had not had anything to drink that morning. She failed a sobriety test at the scene. Also in the car were Michuki’s daughter and her mother. Her daughter suffered from a broken collarbone in the crash.
After failing the sobriety test, Michuki allegedly offered an officer cash in exchange for not arresting her. Michuki was arrested on charges of bribery, serious injury by vehicle, DUI, and failure to yield. She was released the next day on a $8,470 bond.
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