Man jailed for bribing police

A n illegal immigrant who tried to bribe police officers after he was pulled over for driving while intoxicated was sentenced to six months in jail last Friday.

Jairo Figueroa, 22, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of bribery in a Washington County court last month and agreed to spend six months in jail before being deported to his native Guatemala.

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.

Figuero was found to have a blood alcohol level of.22, well above the legal limit of .08. As he was being processed he offered police officers $1,400 if they let him go.

Figueroa will serve the jail sentence in Washington County Jail.

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