Man accused of trying to bribe Santa Fe deputy to avoid arrest
October 08, 2019 06:28 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A drunk driving suspect in Santa Fe is facing a lot more than just a DWI charge.
Phillip Quintana is accused of offering a deputy $10,000 to not arrest him.
Court documents say a Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputy pulled Quintana over early Saturday morning for driving 72 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.
According to the deputy who arrested Quintana, he switched places with a woman in the passenger seat and initially denied driving. However, the deputy said Quintana admitted to drinking at a restaurant in downtown Santa Fe.
Court documents state Quintana eventually admitted to driving before telling the deputy “I can make you happier than you can imagine,” and offering the deputy $10,000 to release him.
The deputy said he told Quintana not to offer or bribe him with anything.
When deputies searched Quintana’s car, they said they found a backpack containing drugs and $25,000.
Created: October 08, 2019 06:28 PM
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