Man pleads guilty to attempting to bribe police

A n illegal agreement who tried to bride local police officers earlier this summer has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of bribery and will serve a jail sentence before being deported.

Jairo Figueroa, 22, pleaded guilty to the charge on Friday and will spend six months in jail before being deported to his nativeGuatemala.

Figueroa was arrested on July 10 after Whitehall Police officers Daniel Price and Jamie Huntington noticed him strike a utility pole with a van he was driving.

After pulling him over, he tried to crawl out of the van through the back window but police were able to detain him and determined he had been drinking. Figuero then tired to offer the police officers money if they let him go.

Figueroa will serve the jail sentence in Washington County Jail.

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