Money may be able to buy a lot of things, but for one New York man, it wasn’t enough to keep him out of jail on a driving-under-the-influence charge.
Police discovered 35 year-old Alcides Gonzabay completely passed out in his car – which was still running – with an open container of alcohol. When Gonzabay came to, he immediately owned up to his guilt, but then tried to coax the cops with an offer they couldn’t refuse.
“I started drinking at White Plains,” he allegedly said. “I took coke before I drove.
“I was drinking on the highway – I’m not going to lie to you,” he said, according to his criminal complaint.
When he blew into the breathalyzer and almost melted it, he proposed a $40,000 bribe to the officers, saying, “I don’t want my mother to see me in a cell. Yo, real talk; I’ll give you $40,000.”
When that didn’t work, he sweetened the deal. According to the NY Daily News:
[box type=”shadow”]He also said he would “pay you $50,000 and expensive watches from a safe in my house.”
He was charged with multiple counts of bribery, aggravated driving while intoxicated and a count of unlicensed driving.
At the time of his arrest, his license had already been revoked for a drunken driving conviction, according to his criminal complaint.[/box]
Gonzabay is currently free on bail and is due back in court on June 19.